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The New Mithraeum

Community dedicated to the study, disclosure and reenactment of the Mysteries of Mithras since 2004.

the.new.mithraeum
Barcelona, Spain
Joined December 2020
 
 
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Altar of Tibiscum by Hermadio

This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Altar of Sarmizegetusa by Hermadio

This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Hermadio actor

Hermadio's inscriptions have been found in Dacian Tibiscum and Sarmizegetusa, as well as in Rome.

 
 
January 2023
Syndexios

Marcus Valerius Secundus

Centurio frumentarius probably from Tarraco, who served in the Legio VII Gemina located in Emerita Agusta.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithras triumphant over the Sun

Fresco du Mithraeum de Hawarte, Syria, depicts Mithras' victory over the Sun.

 
January 2023
Syndexios novus

Nigidius Figulus

Pythagorean and mage

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum of Lucciana, Corsica

For the first time, a Mithraeum has been discovered in Corsica, at the site of Mariana, Lucciana (Haute-Corse).

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Tauroctony of Osterburken

Franz Cumont considers the bas relief of Osterburken 'the most remarkable of all the monuments of the cult of Mithras found up to now'.

 
I would humbly suggest that #6 on the left might be a representation of Narcissus, having fallen in love with his own reflection, the disfigured object in his hand might be a narcissus flower and the confusing object resembling a Chlamys upon which he is resting might be the depiction of the pool where he saw his reflection. What strikes me is the inclusion among the left side sequence of specific figures and their primary mythic stories, which had psychological and cautionary moral messages. From the combination of depictions in the entire Tauroctony, the Mithras cult appears to be a new 'revelation' or addition to the traditional Greek religious system, amalgamating Babylonian Astrology, Greco-Roman mythology and some new 'Persian' mythos.
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Grand camée de France

Some authors have speculated that the flying figure dressed in oriental style and holding a globe could be Mithras.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum of Cyrene

The Mithraeum of Cyrene is preserved among the remarkable ruins of the ancient capital of the Roman province of Cyrene.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Lion of Carnuntum III

Exceptional sculpture of a lion devouring a bull's head founded in 1894 in Carnuntum, Pannonia.

 
January 2023
Liber

Le culte de Mithra sur la côte septentrionale de la Mer Noire

W. Blawatsky et G. Kochelenko, Le culte de Mithra sur la côte septentrionale de la Mer Noire. Leyde, E. J. Brill, 1966. 1 16 X 24 cm, 36 pp., 1 carte, 16 pli., 1 frontispice (Études PRÉLIMINAIRES AUX RELIGIONS ORIENTALES DANS L'EMPIRE VIII).

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Tiridates I

Founder of the Arasacid dynasty, Tiridates I was crowned king of Armenia by Nero in 66.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Head of Mithras at Nemrud Dag

The colossal head has been identified as a solar god, Apollo-Mihr-Mithras-Helios-Hermes.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithras sacrificing at the vernal equinox

A stone in basso relievo found 10 foot underground in Micklegate York in 1747.

 
On the York Tauroctony from C. Wellbeloved, Eburacum (1842) This Mithraic group was found in the year 1747, at the depth of ten feet below the surface, by some workmen, who were engaged in digging a cellar in Micklegate, opposite to St. Martin's Church. Mr. Drake, to whom it was immediately shown, 'being at a loss,' as he candidly confessed, 'what to make of it, but judging it some representation of a heathen sacrifice or game, sent to his friend, Dr. Stukeley, as just a drawing of it as could be taken;' whose explanation of it was afterwards communicated by Mr. Drake to the Philosophical Society, and published in the Transactions of the Society for the years 1743-1750, Vol. X. p. 1311. This curious relic came, whether by gift or purchase the author knows not, into the possession of Mrs. Sandercock, of York, by whom it was bequeathed, with other property, to the late Dr. Robert Cappe, youngest son of the late Rev. Newcome Cappe; and after his death was presented, by the advice of the author, (the Yorkshire Philosophical Society not being then in existence,) to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral, who placed it in the vestibule of the Minster library. the Tauroctony stone is now in the Yorkshire Museum..
 
January 2023
Syndexios

Libella

Probably an slave that dedicated an altar to Arimanius in Aquincum.

 
 
January 2023
Liber

Images of Mithra

With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in the Roman Empire, across Sasanian Persia, and in the Kushan Empire of southern Afghanistan and northern India during the first millen...

 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Tauroctony of Königshofen, Strasbourg

These fragments of a monumental relief of Mithras killing the bull were put together...

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Altar of Carnuntum by the Jovians and Herculians

This monument bears an inscription and the representation of Cautes and Cautopates on the sides.

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Lucius Septimius Archelaus

A freedman of Septimius Severus, he was Pater and priest of the invincible Mithras, as mentioned in a marble inscription found in Rome.