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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
 
 
 
February 2023
Publication

I have listed all the novels about Mithras and Mithraism that I know of. Do you know any others? Crypto-Mithraic would also work!

 
February 2023
Publication

Did Apuleius explain his very own initiation into the Mysteries of Mithras in The Golden Ass? Apuleius' The Golden Ass is one of the most famous and entertaining novels of antiquity. Among his adventures, Lucius is initiated into the mysteries of Isis. Some scholars claim that Apuleius used the Egyptian cult to conceal his own involvement in the secret cult of Mithras.

 
February 2023
Monumentum

Inscription with Cautes and Cautopates of Steklen

An unusual feature of this very ancient relief is that Cautopates carries a cockerel upside down, while Cautes carries it right-side up.

 
February 2023
Monumentum

Inscription of Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano

This inscription mentions a Pater for the first known time.

 
February 2023
Syndexios

Titus Flavius Hyginus Ephebianus

Freedman who dedicated the first monument mentioning a Pater.

 
 
February 2023
Monumentum

Tauroctony 593

This is the earliest known sculpture of a Roman Mithraic tauroctony.

 
Remarkable monument not only because it is the first sculpted representation of the entire Mithraic tauroctony, but also because of the arrangement of certain figures, such as Cautes and Cautopates, who, even without their heads, seem to hesitate about what they are supposed to do.
 
February 2023
Syndexios

Lucius Apuleius Marcellus

Latin writer, Platonist philosopher and rhetorician.

 
 
February 2023
Liber

Ostie

Guide to the archaeological site of Ostia Antica, published in the 1980s by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, with extensive information on the remains discovered to date.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mitreo del Caseggiato di Diana

The Mithraeum of the House of Diana was installed in two Antonine halls, northeast corner of the House of Diana, in the late 2nd or early 3rd century.

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Gaius Caelius Ermero

Antistes of several mithraea in Ostia.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Altar at Caseggiato di Diana

This altar was originally consecrated to Hercules and was rededicated to Mithras by Callinicus in the Mithraeum of the House of Diana.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Fragment with inscription to Arimanius Casa di Diana

The image of the god Arimanius to which this monument refers has not yet been found.

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Marcus Lollianus Callinicus

Pater at Caseggiato di Diana.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mitreo dei Serpenti

The Mithraeum of the Snakes preserves paintings of serpents, representing Genius Loci, part of an older private sanctuary, which were respected in the temple of Mithras.

 
January 2023
Notitia nova

Let's talk about Mithras with Yolanda De Iuliis

Yolanda's multimedia dissertation focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that motivate Mithras worshippers. Her work includes a podcast entitled Conversations about Mithras.

 
January 2023
Liber novus

The Mind of Mithraists. Historical and Cognitive Studies in the Roman Cult of Mithras

The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century AD, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the sam...

 
January 2023
Syndexios

P. Aelius Urbanus

He built the sacred area of the Mitreo del Circo Massimo at his own expense.

 
 
January 2023
Syndexios novus

Hyacinthus

Hyacinthus, like Hermadio, seems to have been one of the profets of Mithraism in the Dacian region.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Altar by Hermanio of Poetovio

A certain Hermanio has been identified in the dedication of several monuments in different cities in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum I of Ptuj

The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.