Introducing Mithra

Tonight I had a new arrival in my home, Mithra, an awesome three month old kitten. My co-worker John needed a new home for the little fellow so I volunteered mine. He’s a wonderful cat, playful but generally well behaved. I decided to name him Mithra (he was formerly known as Boomer), after a lion-headed god.
MITHRA (Male): The Persian lion-headed god of truth and friendship. He was such a popular god thathe became the symbol of mystic light for several Middle Eastern cultures. The Romans, always on the lookout for a pagan deity to steal, just loved this guy. It’s true that the cult of Mithra was the strongest competitor against Christianity. As a matter of fact, the Romans even celebrated his birthday on December 25, long before Christianity adopted this date for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The cult died out not long after the Roman Empire adopted Christianity as its official religion. A name for your cat that harkens back to a time when a once great, yet all but forgotten god, “…could’a been a contender.”
Middle East Cats

My sister Ilea visited to see my new cat and we spent a while playing with it, watching it explore my apartment, snapping photos and then letting the tired fellow sleep. I must say I’m delighted to have such a wonderful kitten around. I just hope he’s remained so and not destroyed anything in my apartment.
The only down side so far is that this is yet another distraction from novel writing, however pleasant it may be.

Photos of Mithra can be found here.

8 thoughts on “Introducing Mithra

Add yours

  1. I figured I should make my home a household of gods and name him after another god of truth. Plus the name sounds totally badass, like he could have a death metal band named after him.

  2. I figured I should make my home a household of gods and name him after another god of truth. Plus the name sounds totally badass, like he could have a death metal band named after him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: