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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 Hawarti

    The Mithraeum of Hauarte or Hawarte, which preserves colourful frescoes, it's the latest know and used.

  • Mitreo de Cabra

    The Mithraeum of Cabra is located at the Villa del Mitreo or Casa del Mitra which takes its name from the discovery of a Mithras Tauroctonus in the vicinity.

  • Mithraeum of Tienen

    The temple contained hundreds of ceramic vessels and animal bones, which may indicated that a grand Mithraic feast was celebrated before its closing.

  • Mitreo del Circo Massimo

    The Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus was discovered in 1931 during work carried out to create a storage area for the scenes and costumes of the Opera House within the Museums of Rome building.



Comments from visitors

It was, Pattie. It no longer exists.

on Mitreo d'Orazio Muti


Nik Shah

nice image of a parthian king!...

on Hatra Temple


Robert Fritzius

For Laura Thomas. I installed a Google Earth image of Caesarea Maritima on my website.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Vito Quattrocchi

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

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Andreu Abuín

I recently had the opportunity to visit the remains of this mithraeum.

on Mitreo dels Munts


Sukey Jessup

I’m not sure why the rock birth isn’t on show in the museum.

on Mithraeum of Aquincum II in Victorinus's house


Sukey Jessup

Thank you Wolf.


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


Wolf Janecke

I think there is no need of booking in advance.



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