Mithra has the following in common with the Christ character• :
• Mithra was born on December 25th. • • He had 12 companions or helpers - six good and six evil. He performed miracles.
• He was buried in a rock tomb. • After three days he rose again. • His resurrection was celebrated every year Mithra's brother, Puna, was called "the Good Shepherd."
• • • Mithra was considered "the Way, the Truth and the Light, the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah." He was often identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
• His sacred day was Sunday, "the Lord's Day," hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
• Mithra had a principal festival on what was later to become Easter, at which time he was resurrected.
• His religion had a Eucharist or "Lord's Supper."
The Saviour [Mithra] was born in the middle of the night between Saturday and Sunday, 24° and 25° of December, 272 BCE, and according to those who believed in Him from an Immaculate (Anahid) Virgin (Xosidhag) somewhere not far from Lake Hamin, Sistan. He lived for 64 years among men, and ascended to His Father Ahura Mazda in 208 cu.. Professor M. Moghdam
Thee characteristics that are shared with Jesus do not end with Mithra.
Horus from Egypt is thousands of years older ban the Jesus story and also shares many characteristics with Jesus:"' Horus was born of the virgin Isis-Meri (Isis the Beloved) on December 25th in a cave'manger. with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men. He was a child teacher in the Temple and was baptized when he was 30 years old. Horus was also baptized by "Anup the Baptizer" (who becomes "John the Baptist.") • He had 12 disciples.
• He performed miracles and raised one man, El-Azar-us, from the dead. • He walked on water.
• Horns was transfigured on the Mount. • He was crucified, buried in a tomb and resurrected.
• He was also "the Way, the Truth, the Light, the Messiah, God's Anointed Son, the Son of Man, the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Word," etc.
He was "the Fisher," and was associated with the Lamb, Lion and Fish ("Ichthys"). Horus' personal epithet was "Iusa," the "ever-becoming son" of "Ptah," the "Father."
Horus was called "the KRST," or "Anointed One," long before the Christians duplicated the story.
An early Christian work, the 'Paschal Chronicle' (Migne ed. xcii, col. 385), tells us that every year the temples of Horus presented to worshipers, in mid-winter (or about December 25th), a scenic model of the birth of Horus. He was represented as a babe born in a stable, his mother Isis standing by. Just in the same way is the birth of Christ dramatized today in every Roman Catholic church in the world on December 25th.