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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


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Some places to visit

  • Mitreo delle Sette Sfere

    The Mithraeum of the Seven Spheres is of great importance for the understanding of the cult, because of its black-and-white mosaics depicting the planets, the zodiac and related elements.

  • Mitreo degli Animali

    The Mithraeum of the Animals was decorated with a mosaic depicting a naked man, a cock, a raven, an scorpion, a snake and the head of the bull.

  • Mitreo di Santa Prisca

    The Mithraeum of Santa Prisca houses remarkable frescoes showing the initiates in procession.

  • Mithräum von Königsbrunn

    The Mithraeum of Koenigsbrunn is the only one preserved in the ancient Roman province of Rhaetia, current Bavaria.



Comments from visitors

Gaby Simeoni

Pattie, you and I need to talk about those bits one of these days. I'd be glad to know more about th…

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas


The New Mithraeum

here’s a wonderful article, full of meanings to explain the different gods. In the religion of Mit…


Franzo Moss

great article, you should put it on the main page, Jorge! thanks


Théo Grillon

Savez vous si du mobilier a été découvert dans la salle annexe sud ou il ne restait rien ?

on Mithréum de Bordeaux


Jaime Alvar

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


Gabriel Simeoni

Welcome my friend! Glad to see you.


Pattie Lawler

??? Is this an actual mithraeum?

on Mitreo d'Orazio Muti


Matthew K

Hey Behzad! I’m currently reading into Gnosticism and am hoping to make an article for the site co…


Pattie Lawler

I appreciate this article as it spawned and actual (gasp!) conversation on the facebook group. Mithr…

on From Mithraism to Freemasonry. A history of ideas

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