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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.

Csaba Szabó


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from The New Mithraeum


    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.


    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.

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Some places to visit

  • Mithraeum of Rudchester

    The Mithraeum of Rudchester was discovered in 1844 on the brow of the hill outside the roman station.

  • Mithraeum of Burham

    To date, there is no evidence that the so-called Mithraeum of Burham was ever used to worship the sun god.

  • Mitreo Barberini

    The Barberini Mithraeum was discovered in 1936 in the garden of the Palazzo Barberini, owned by Conte A. Savorgnan di Brazza.

  • 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.



Guest insights

Jorge Gallo

If you want definitive proof that Mithraism was different in every corner of the empire, just read t…


Kathy Carey

I participated in the Combined Caesarea Expeditions for three weeks in 1993. We excavated the hills…

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


The New Mithraeum

Muy bueno


Pattie Lawler

We totally need a picture of this. Who's in the area? ;-)

on Mithréum de Vienne


Jaime Alvar

New excavations in the Villa del Mitra (Nov 22-February 23) have provided a room with benches and co…


The New Mithraeum

Excellent idea ;)


O.R. Melling

A chara, Any chance of an English translation of El Culto de Mitra en Hispania? If all else fails …

on Mithras in Hispania


Dominique PERSOONS

the blue line passes exactly through Cancer, and the yellow line is for the resurrection among the s…


Jorge Gallo

If this phallus really belonged to the mithraeum where it is currently placed and not elsewhere, the…

on Phallus relief from the Mithraeum of Tiddis

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