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Irene Fuertes

Irene Fuertes


Scholarship student of promotion programme of the Dahlem Research School (DRS) at the Freie Universität Berlin

WorkingTitle: “Miϑra in the Zoroastrian Tradition”

Abstract: The main purpose of this dissertation is to examine the position of the deity Miϑra in Zoroastrian rituals. Irene investigates the significance of Miϑra in the standard version of the main Zoroastrian ritual, the Yasna, and the reasons for the association of Miϑra with the main ritual time of Zoroastrian rituals. She will also look at the cults of Mithra beyond the Iranian culture, in an attempt to establish connections and continuities between these traditions.