By S. Acharya and D. M. Murdock, Truth Be Known | Edited by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Mithra was born on December 25 of the virgin Anahita, wrapped in swaddling clothes, placed in a manger and attended by shepherds. Mithra became a great traveling teacher and master, with 12 disciples. He performed miracles. As the “great bull of the Sun,” Mithra sacrificed himself for world peace and ascended to heaven. He was viewed as the good shepherd, the way, truth, light, redeemer, savior, and messiah. Mithra is omniscient. He was identified with both the lion and the lamb. He set his marks on the foreheads of his soldiers. His sacred day was Sunday. His religion emphasized baptism and had a eucharist or Lord’s supper.