Anahita: Ancient Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata


 Anahita: Ancient Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata
by Nabarz

Just to give everyone an update on a special issue of Mithras Reader an Academic
and Religious Journal of Greek, Roman and Persian Studies.

This special issue is dedicated to Anahita and its due out later this year.
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For previous issues of the Journal of Greek, Roman and Persian Studies see: //



Title: Anahita: Ancient Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata

Table of Contents (page numbering draft)

Acknowledgments 6
Editorial 9
Contributors Biographies 10
Introduction to Anahita the Lady of Persia by Payam Nabarz
Part 1: Academic Papers 45
Anahita and Mithra in the Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions by Dr.
Israel Campos Méndez 47
Exploring the Possibility of Relationships between the Iranian
Goddess Anahita and the Dame du Lac of the Arthurian
Legends by Kaveh Farrokh (PhD) 54
The Representation of Anahita in Sasanian Art: The Case of Taqi
Bustan Rock Reliefs and Figurative Capitals by Dr. Matteo
Compareti 87
Anahita and William Morris Hunt by Sheda Vasseghi 106
Was the Persian Goddess Anahita the Pre-Christian Virgin
Mother of Mithra? by D.M. Murdock 115
An-ahitm Purity undefiled - a primal spiritual tradition in the
way of life among the Indo-Iranian peoples by Sam Kerr
Sasanian Rock Reliefs Attributed to Anahita by Rahele
Koulabadi, Dr. Seyyed Rasool Mousavi Haji, Morteza Ataie
A New Look at the Sasanian Silver Ewer with Mythical
Depictions by Rahele Koulabadi, Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi
Kouhpar, Morteza Ataie 193
Politics of hot and mineral springs and Anahita: A short study in
Parthian and Sasanian period by Seyed Sadrudin Mosavi
Jashni; Farhang Khademi Nadooshan; Hassan Nia; M Sabzali
Anahita's Water Ritual In Mahayana Buddhism by Dr.
MasatoTojo 227
Sassanid stucco discovered in the Barz-e-qawela in Lorestan
province of Iran by Behzad Mahmoudi, Amir Mansouri, Farhang
Khademi Nadooshan 241
Review the role and importance of women in ancient Elam
(According in archaeological and historical evidence) by Maryam
Zour, Saman Farzin, Babak Aryanpour 258
Terrbal: Water or Fire Temple by Reza MehrAfarin 284
Part 2: Arts 296
Anahita by Akashnath 297
Iranian Warrior Women by Shapour Suren-Pahlav 298
Anahita by Ana C Jones 299
An Image of Great Goddess Anahita and its Artistic Notes by Dr.
Tojo Masato 302
Photos of the temple of Anahita at Bishapour by Rahele
Koulabadi 306
Part 3: Poems 311
Great Lady Anahita by Katherine Sutherland 312


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