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Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras, The
Essay adapted from 'Solving the Mithraic Mysteries.'
Overview of the Roman worship of Mithras with sections on its possible origins, organization, and iconography.
Temple of Mithras
Features virtual tour of a Mithraic temple and overview of the religion.
University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Virtual Mithraeum
Online exploration of a reconstructed temple to the Roman god Mithras.
Mithraism: The Legacy of the Roman Empire's Final Pagan State Religion
Describes the faith's Persian origins, expansion in the Roman Empire, rites including the Taurobolium or bull sacrifice ritual, and decline.
Mithraism in History and Archaeology
Explores Franz Cumont's interpretation of Mithraism as an offshoot of Zoroastrianism and offers further information on the spread, popularity, and rituals of the cult among the Romans.
Incredible Mithras Myth, The
Offers parallels between the birth and symbols of Mithras and Jesus.
Mithraism: Jung vs. Freud
Considers the meaning of the tauroctony and the figure of Mithras.
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