If anyone knows anything about the Mithraic Mysteries the cult is loosely rooted in Zoroastrianism. According to the Avesta, the Aryan Bible, Zarathushtra's seed was preserved in Lake Hamun (present day Helmand) by the angel Anahita near the Khawj-e-Khoda "Mountain of the Lord." It is from this lake that a virgin is prophesied to enter and be impregnated by Zarathushtra's seed and give birth to the Soayshant "savior." (Avesta) The Nart Saga's were influenced by Zoroastrianism. According to the Nart Saga's the shepherd Old Zart or Zartyzh was standing by a river where the mother goddess Setenaya was bathing. He shot out an arrow of his seed, missed Setenaya, and hit a rock. Setenaya took the rock home and from the rock was born the hero Sawseruquo. (Nart Sagas) The Nart Sagas were composed by the Ossettians, descendents of the the Sarmaitions. Sarmations were also known to have been enlisted as mercenaries in the Roman military. Mithraism was a Roman military religion. According to Mithraism Mithras was born from a rock. There are also notions that Mithras was associated with Anahita. (Cumont) Is the name Old Zart or Zartyzh akin to the name Zaratusht or Zarathushtra? And could the name Sawseruqo be related to the word Saoyshant?