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Dancing out the Mysteries of Dionysos

Peter Mark Adams: ‘The initiation was a frightening experience that caused some people to panic as a flood of otherworldly entities swept through the ritual space.’


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from The New Mithraeum


    The Father of Mithras

    It is well known that Mithras was born from a rock. However, less has been written about the father of the solar god, and especially about how he conceived him.


    Mithras in Hispania

    On the occasion of the discovery of a Mithraeum in Cabra, Spain, we talk to Jaime Alvar, a leading figure in the field of Mithraism. With him, we examine the testimonies known to date and the peculiarities of the cult of Mithras in Hispania.


    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.


    Mapping Roman sanctuaries

    The Digital Atlas of Roman Sanctuaries in the Danubian Provinces (DAS) is the first comprehensive and open access representation of sacralised spaces in the area.

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Comments from visitors

Ron Myers

I was wondering if any mithraea have been found in Florence. Thanks.

on Aion of Florence


Ale Fernandez

This is actually in San Giovanni al Timavo, a little way along from Duino itself.

on La grotta del Mitreo


Nik Shah

Porphyry says that the cave isn’t only the symbol of the Cosmos, but also the symbol of invisible ...

on Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs
and the Cult of Mithras


Wolf Janecke

I think there is no need of booking in advance.



Gracias por compartir luz con tu trazado.

on Del mitraísmo a la masonería. Una historia de las ideas


Dominique PERSOONS

Dear Csaba , I am fascinated by your slab of Mithras with Cautes wearing a child in front of the bul...


Dominique PERSOONS

here is the altar of Sarrebourg , picture tooken in 1890.


Dominique PERSOONS

Danuvius stele a C. Szabo mihi extraordinarius videtur. Accurate pictum videre vellem.



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