Site your sources, thief.<quoted text>
Truth to be denied by catliks and lying snake...
"Mithra or Mitra is...worshipped as Itu (Mitra-Mitu-Itu) in every house of the Hindus in India. Itu (derivative of Mitu or Mitra) is considered as the Vegetation-deity. This Mithra or Mitra (Sun-God) is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between the Sky and the Earth. It is said that Mithra or [the] Sun took birth in the Cave on December 25th. It is also the belief of the Christian world that Mithra or the Sun-God was born of [a] Virgin. He travelled far and wide. He has twelve satellites, which are taken as the Sun's disciples....[The Sun's] great festivals are observed in the Winter Solstice and the Vernal EquinoxChristmas and Easter. His symbol is the Lamb...."
In this case, your ultimate source is an Indian musicologist, Swami Prajnanananda, who is not a scholar of Christianity, Zoroastrianism, the Mithraic Mysteries, or even antiquity in general.
His book on the subject is published by the charity for which he works, not a serious literary shop.
What a hoot.
It is not taken seriously by actual scholars other than ocassionaly as evidence of the nonsense floating around for consumption by the gulible -- i.e., folks like you.
And while your ultimate source is that musicologist, your cut and paste theft probably came from came from Archarya S., pen name for D.M. Murdock, who holds no relevant degree on the subject:
And what do real scholars think of her and her sources? Bart Ehrman, a NT professor at UNC who took his PhD from Princton under Metzger's tutilage, provides an answer, writing specifically of her book, "The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold":
Ehrman, Bart, Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth,(New York: HarperOne, 2012), p. 21.<quoted text>Mythicists of this ilk should not be surprised that their views are not taken seriously by real scholars, that their books are not reviewed in scholarly journals, mentioned by experts in the field, or even read by them. The book is filled with so many factual errors and outlandish assertions that it is hard to believe that the author is serious. Her "research" appears to have involved a number of nonscholarly books that say the same thing she is about to say and then quoting them.
Now get back to me when you have a true scholar or primary source claiming the Roman Mithras of the Mithraic Mysteries "was born of [a] Virgin" "in the Cave" rather than emerging from a rock, as dipicted in countless sculptures and reliefs from the time.
In the meantime, you might want to read true experts on the matter: Koester, Beck, Cumont, Ulansey.