Persian deity


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Noun1.Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
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Nero himself, who was almost certainly clinically insane, may have been a devotee of the Persian deity Mithras, thanks to having allegedly been introduced to the cult of the oriental deity by a captive Armenian king whom Nero had brought to Rome to be displayed in a triumph.
Brosius reconsiders the widely held notion, most recently restated by Briant, that the goddesses Artemis Persike and Artemis Anaitis, known in Asia Minor from a variety of Greek sources, were hellenized manifestations of the Persian deity Anahita, first introduced into Persia by Artaxerxes II.