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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.


News and articles
from The New Mithraeum


    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.


    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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Press clips

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Some places to visit

  • Villa romana de Fuente Álamo

    One of the rooms of the villa has been interpreted as a mithraeum, but we do not have enough evidence to confirm this.

  • 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.

  • Mitreo di Angera

    The Mithraeum of Angera (or Wolf's Den as this cave is popularly called) is the only temple devoted to Mithras known to date in Lombardy.

  • Mithraeum of Jajce

    The remains of the Jajački Mithraeum were discovered accidentally during excavation for the construction of a private house in 1931.



Comments from visitors

Dominique PERSOONS

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


Robert Fritzius

Back in February 2011, I received a report that the Mithraeum at Caesarea had been "torn down.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Joachim Neumaier

Dear Collegue: May I consult You in order to a potsherd on which the word 'leonis' has been grave...

on Mithraeum of Tienen


Jorge Gallo

I think we were talking about two types of globes: you were mentioning the small spheres carried by ...


Pattie Lawler

Interesting that the couch's covering isn't recognizable as the slain bull, though I'm not sure I wo...

on Triptic of Tróia


Stephen Chappell

I would also heartily recommend the exhibition catalog - it's a fantastic work, combining essays fro...

on Mariemont unveils
(some of) the Mysteries of Mithras


Vito Quattrocchi

On a tour of Caesarea Maritima, I got the opportunity to step inside the Mithraeum.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


The New Mithraeum

Many thanks for the information, John. The page has been updated.

on Mithraeum of Stockstadt I


Ilona Lovász

There is a mixture of 2 mithraeums in the text.



The New Mithraeum

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