Middle Eastern Mythologies

Iran: Zoroastrianism and Mithraism

Are there earlier Middle Eastern mythologies or religions besides Judaism and Islam that may be compared usefully with Christianity?

Elements of the ancient Iranian religion, Zoroastrianism, and its mythology have often been compared with Christianity. The same is true of Indian and Iranian myths surrounding the god Mitra/Mithra. The Phrygian myth concerning the man-god Attis possesses elements that make it comparable to Christianity.


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