When the Levitican Law Cult was demonizing a Deva of India they could not have known that, in later years, Byzantium would bring Mithras back as Jesus.
But Karma works like that - in ironical metaphors. And, as long as you keep a liberal education out of the classroom, no one is the wiser.
Mithra (or Mitra) is often paired with the deity Varuna.
Kipling was a fan of Mithras.
So, let us first demonize Mithras:
Isaiah 14:12 (KJV): “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
Lucifer is not a proper name, but is merely a Latin word for ‘morning star.’ And the morning star being refered to is the planet Venus. Lucifer means light-bringer, from Latin lux "light" + ferre "to bring." The word Lucifer is found in only once in the Bible -- Isaiah 14:12!
And then, let's bring him back:
Rev 22:17: “I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (David here refers to the planet Mercury* or 'house of DwD' delta invert delta).
Rev. 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19 clearly state that Christ Jesus (oiled fish) Himself is the “morning star” and the “day star.” Both the NIV and the RSV attribute the Lord’s names to the Hindu Deva Mithra! But, having borrowed it from the Zoroastrians, it makes sense - and dollars too.
There is even a conspiracy theory drifting (as a fart in the wind).
There is much to be hidden from the profoundly ignorant lest it destroy them altogether - and diminish the magnitude of cash flow as the offering plate passes.
There are two morning stars (planets) Mercury and Venus. Mercury's transits scribe out a hexagram. Venus' transits scribe out a pentagram. It's just plotting planets - astrology. Vedanga Jyotisha is a 13th c. BCE Hindu document which gives the methods of calculating the two shapes. Even that ancient indigenous work refers to Surya (Venus) and Chandra (Mercury).
Mercury (the house of DwD - Hindu Chandra) is closest to the heavenly father - deus pter (the sun) later corrupted into Zeus and Jupiter. Surya, Mitra, Lucifer, Jesus, or the ‘morning star’ is Venus - not a star (which generates light) but a planet (which reflects light).