Mithridates

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Mithridates[pronunciation?] or Mithradates (Old Iranian Mithradata) is the Hellenistic form of a Parthian theophoric name, meaning "given by the deity Mithra". It may refer to:

Rulers
Other people
  • Mithridates (Persian general) (d. 334 BC), son-in-law of Darius III
  • Mithridates (soldier) (d. 401 BC), Persian soldier who killed Cyrus the Younger in 401 BC, according to Plutarch.
  • Mithradates, eunuch who assisted in the assassination of Xerxes I of Persia (d. 465 BC)
  • Mitradates, according to Herodotus a Median herdsman, who was ordered to murder the future Cyrus the Great by his grandfather Astyages, but who secretly raised him with his wife Cyno until the age of ten, having passed off their own stillborn child as the murdered Cyrus.
  • Mithridates Chrestus, prince from the Kingdom of Pontus, brother of Mithridates VI of Pontus
Other uses