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Origin

Allegedly, according to the ancient Zoroastrian lore, Ahura Mazda, the creator god, emerged from the personification of infinite time, Zurvan. A wise and benevolent being representing truth, order and justice, Ahura Mazda started populating his domain with life. His birth was soon followed in the one of his twisted mirror image and antithesis, Ahriman, who personified deceit and chaos. Ahriman rejected the peace offerings of Ahura Mazda and tried to kill the life who had been imbued in his domain. After a prolonged battle, Ahura Mazda narrowly overcame and banished Ahriman to the Nether Realms.[1]

Mithra, god of light and justice was one of the Yazatas created by Ahura Mazda to uphold order and justice and in preparation for Ahriman's return.[1]

Banished, Ahmriman created the Divs, demonic gods with the sole purpose of opposing the Yazatas. Since then, the two groups have waged an endless war against each often, often using mortals as pawn in attempt to gain the upper hand.[1]

Activities on Earth

Over 15,000 years ago, Ahura Mazda sent Mithra to serve on Earth as his representative.[1]

From 11,000 to 8,000 B.C., he, as Mitra, had a strong worship,[2] being worshiped by a number of monotheistic religions. He occasionally intervened directly to protect humanity from the likes of the Elder God Set or Demons such as Molub or Xotli. He and his priests became frequent allies of the Cimmerian warrior Conan, who would become king of Aquilonia.[1]

The Yazatas ended up being worshiped on Earth in the Persian/Iranian plateau, as well as in Central Asia and India, from 1000 BC into modern days,[1] eventually supplanting the worship of the Vedic Gods.[2]

Mithra retained a strong following in believers of Zoroastrianism.[2]

Powers

Presumably all of the Yazatas' powers.

Strength level

As all male Yazatas, Mithra can presumably lift about 25 tons.[1]



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