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Of Myth and Mithra

Not that many people know that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a research paper on Mithraism. Those studying to become ministers of a religion frequently get assigned, or freely choose, to study some other religion and in MLK’s case, the religion of Mithra was one of them. Mithra has or had a lot in common with Christianity, as MLK relays.

Who was Mithra though, and how does Mithraism figure in Mythology Today? If we’ve heard of…

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