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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Some places to visit

  • Hatra Temple

    The city of Hatra was famed for its fusion of several civilization cults, which several temples devoted to gods from all Indo-European world.

  • Mitreo di Santa Maria Capua Vetere

    The Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere preserves frescoes depicting several scenes of the initiation rites.

  • Mithraeum of the Coloured Marble

    The Mitreo dei Marmi Colorati takes its name after the discovery of a black-and-white mosaic of Pan fighting with Eros.

  • Mithraeum des Bolards

    The Mithraeum des Bolards was integrated into a therapeutic cultural complex related to healing waters.



Comments from visitors

Antonio Moreno Rosa

The sculpture was found, according to its discoverer, next to the western wall that delimits the imp...

on Mitra de Cabra


Robert Fritzius

According to Robert J. Bull (February 2011) this Mithraeum has been demolished.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Pattie Lawler

??? Is this an actual mithraeum?...

on Mitreo d'Orazio Muti


Gaby Simeoni

Pattie, you and I need to talk about those bits one of these days.

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas


Stephen Chappell

You might be interested in a digital reconstruction that I did of the 2nd c.

on Tauroctony of Santa Maria Capua Vetere


Gaby Simeoni

Gracias por compartir tu artículo, Roberto.

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas


Nik Shah

nice image of a parthian king!...

on Hatra Temple


Ricardo Restaldi

Excelente artículo Hermano. La Masonería sigue siendo la gran heredera de los antiguos misterios.

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas



Just read why they decided to continue to dig under the mithraeum before complaining: http://www.

on Head of Mithras from the Mithraeum of Angers



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