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Roman emperor from 253 to 260, he was taken captive by Shapur I of Persia. He was thus the first emperor to be captured as a prisoner of war.
The Niasar Cave, غار نیاسر, was a temple probably devoted to Iranian Mithras that dates back to the early Partian era.
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.
Altar to a Perses of S. Silvestro in Capite
This monument was erected on the occasion of the elevation of a member to the Mithraic grade of Perses.
Datiano et Cereale cons(ulibus) / Nonius Victor Olympius v(ir) cl(arissimus) p(ater) p(atrum) [et] / Aur(elius) Victor Augentius v(ir) c(larissimus) p(ater) / tradiderunt Persica pri(die) non(as)...
Inscription of Vaison-la-Romaine
This is one of the few known Mithraic inscriptions dedicated by a member who attained the grade of Perses.
L. Apronius / Chrysomal/lus / ob gradum per/sicum / dedicavit.
Fresco of procession of grades at Santa Prisca
Procession of figures dressed in different ways with inscriptions calling them by the seven grades of the Mithraic initiation cult.
Nama [patribus] / ab oriente / ad occiden[tem] / tutela Saturni; Nama H[eliodro]mis / tut[la]a S[ol]is; Nama Persis / tutela Lunae; Nama l[e]on[i-]b[us] / tutela Iovis; Nama militibus / tutela...
Mithraeum of Nush-i Jan
The Nushijan Mithraeum testifies to the worship of Mithra in the region since before the Zoroastrian reform.
Mithra temple of Marāgheh
The Mithra Temple of Maragheh, also referred to as the Mithra Temple of Verjuy or simply Mehr Temple, is the oldest surviving Mithraic temple in Iran known to date.
Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs
and the Cult of Mithras
Between the 1st and 4th centuries, Mithraism developed throughout the Roman world. Much material exists, but textual evidence is scarce. The only ancient work that fills this gap is Porphyry's intense and complex essay.
Raised by Wolves: Mithraism and Sol Explained
HBO Max's sci-fi series Raised By Wolves features a religious faction that references Sol and the Mithraic Mysteries. Here are the real-world Roman concepts the show borrowed from.