Mithras in India and Iran

We propose to revisit a passage by the prolific author Marteen Vermaseren that highlights correspondences today forgotten between the Roman Mithras and its Eastern counterparts.


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Some places to visit

  • Hatra Temple

    The city of Hatra was famed for its fusion of several civilization cults, which several temples devoted to gods from all Indo-European world.

  • Mithraeum of Thermes

    The Mithraeum of Thermes in Greece was discovered in 1915 by Bogdan Filov.

  • Mithraeum of Aigio

    The underground cave which served as temple was cut into the conglomerate rock of the area, and a flight of eight steps of stone slabs led to it.

  • Mithraeum of Naples

    The Mitreo della crypta neapolitana was used a des legends about its use, from a cult place devoted to Priapus to celebrate Aphrodite.



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DIonsia Xanthippos

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Pattie Lawler

As of 2022 this piece is currently NOT on display.

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Thomas Smith

I would humbly suggest that #6 on the left might be a representation of Narcissus, having fallen in ...

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Gaby Simeoni

Gracias por compartir tu artículo, Roberto.

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You are right, Stephen. Thank you for noticing. We have updated the information on this article.

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Jorge Gallo

Congratulations to the city hall of Lugo and all the team who participated in this unexpected discov...

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Nik Shah

Good information...

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Merci pour l'information, Zi. En effet, la sculpture jointe faisait partie d'un autre ensemble.

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