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Title: Mithras, the grand deity

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: Undated

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00681

Source: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Transcribed from digital images of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the marginalia and annotations, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: Grier speculates that this note comes from 1855 (Walt Whitman: Notebooks and Unpublished Manuscripts, ed. Edward F. Grier [New York: New York University Press, 1984], 6:2030).

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Nicole Gray, Ty Alyea, and Matt Cohen

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Mithras, the grand deity of ancient Persians, supposed to be the sun, or god of fire, to whom they paid divine honors

                                                                                       Oræomaedes kaaba                                                                                        the Bedowee
Look at theological dictionary

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