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Peter Mark Adams,
Mithras and the Renaissance

For the launch of our YouTube channel, we chat with the author, poet, essayist and friend Peter Mark Adams about the Sola-Busca tarot, a Renaissance masterpiece, uncovering ties to the Mithras cult.

Andreu Abuín


News and articles
from The New Mithraeum


    Re-interpreting the Mysteries of Mithras

    Ernest Renan suggested that without the rise of Christianity, we might all have embraced the cult of Mithras. Nevertheless, it has had a lasting influence on secret societies, religious movements and popular culture.


    The MITHRA Project

    Laurent Bricault has revolutionised Mithraic studies with the exhibition The Mystery of Mithras. Meet this professor in Toulouse for a fascinating look at the latest discoveries and what lies ahead.


    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.

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Some places to visit

  • Mithraeum of Rožanec

    According to Hitzinger remnants of animal bones were found in front of the relief of the Mithraeum at Rozanec.

  • Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    The Mithraeum of the terms of Mithras takes its name from being installed in the service area of the Baths of Mithras.

  • Mithräum von Osterburken

    The Mithraeum of Osterburken could not be excavated bodily owing to the water of a well in the immediate neighbourhood. The monument had been covered carefully with sand.

  • Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    The House of the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls was built in the second half of the 2nd century BC (opus incertum) and modified during the Augustan period.



Guest insights


John Brant

Stockstadt mithraeum is not located at Saalsburg Kastell. Stockstadt is at least 30 Kilometers from …

on Mithraeum I of Stockstadt


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


Ron Kassav

For rectification, Saïda or Sidon is in Lebanon

on Mithraeum of Sidon

Merci pour l'information, Zi. En effet, la sculpture jointe faisait partie d'un autre ensemble.

on Mithréum de Bordeaux


Ilona Lovász

There is a mixture of 2 mithraeums in the text. The first part and the inscriptions are about mithra…


Dominique PERSOONS

One hypothesis is that the mythology of the Roman secret society of Mithras was transformed into an …

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas


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


Dominique PERSOONS

No, I think it's not fun, but really superstition. The Romans all wore amulets, often with a phallus…


Roberto R. Violat

Excelente su artículo que confirma la teoria del profesor Russell, del cual me basé en parte enhtt

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas

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