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In Hinduism, Mitra is a solar deity and god of honesty, friendship and contracts. He is one of the Adityas.

Mitra was worshipped primarily in pre-Vedic times and his importance slowly faded with the arrival of the Aryans in India. His worship later spread to Persia (under the name Mithra[?]) and then to the Roman Empire, where he was called Mithras.

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