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Jan 2024
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Dec 2023
Socius

I enjoy learning about the ancient :)

 
Welcome Mertseger. We do too ✨
 
Dec 2023
NewVideo

آیین مهر – فراتر از ایران : مستندی ویژه یلدا

شب چله یا شب یلدا طولانی شب سال رازی را در خود پنهان داشته . در فرهنگ و تاریخ ایران باستان ، این شب تولد ایزد مهر و خورشید است چرا که از صبح روز اول دی روزها طولانی تر شده و روشنایی بر تاریکی پیروز میشود.

 
Dec 2023
Socius

TV senior producer
Presenter.

 
Dec 2023
NewSocius

Curious researcher.

 
 
Dec 2023
NewScriptum

It is indeed surprising to see Mithras represented in the Middle Ages, as we tend to assume that paganism was forgotten at an early date. Well, some representations of Mithras killing the bull in key locations in Europe prove the opposite. To what extent did medieval masons know about the cult of Mithras?

Here are the best known examples:

* https://www.mithraeum.eu/monument/764
* Tauroctony of Santo Domingo de Silos
* Tauroctony of Aula Gotica.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Tauroctony of Monreale

On one of the capitals of the cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova in Monreale, Sicily, an unusual turbaned bull-slaying Mithras has been recorded.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Tauroctony of Santo Domingo de Silos

Mithras slaying the bull appears as the sign of Capricorn in a zodiacal sequence on the Pórtico del Cordero of the Abbey de Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Spain.

 
Dec 2023
NewVideo

Des images mithriaques à l’époque médiévale ?

Intervention de Nicolas Amoroso, commissaire de l’exposition Le Mystère de Mithra.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Tauroctony of Aula Gotica

What appears to be a representation of Mithras killing the bull appears in the 12th century frescoes of the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati in Rome.

Dec 2023
Cohors

Ancient Secrets

Teachings of Hamed Khorram Shahgol, researcher of philosophy and ancient sciences.

 
Welcome Hamed and thank you for your excellent group and posts. We *need* more!
 
here’s a wonderful article, full of meanings to explain the different gods. In the religion of Mithras, the journey of the soul seemed very important. So the sacred rite was based on the Zodiac, which described the different stations of the soul on the way to reincarnation, or resurrection. In this way, the slayer god of Taurus organized the circuit of souls.
 
Dec 2023
Socius

I’m a naturalist philosopher.

 
Hoş geldin Dogan. Kendini evinde hisset!
 
Hoşgeldin nebuch :)
 
Dec 2023
Socius

Biologist.
WS: Health,Food.

 
Hoş geldin Sercan. Kendini evinde hisset!
Dec 2023
Socius
 
Welcome my friend! Glad to see you.
 
Hamed Khorram Shahgol
You can learn more about my work on https://t.me/ancient_secrets_khorram
 
 
Dec 2023
NewScriptum

At least! You can now edit your posts and comments on your Profile / Contribution page.
Have I said Happy Saturnalia yet?

 
Dec 2023
NewVideo

Les origines du dieu Mithra. Rencontre avec Margaux Bekas

Margaux Bekas, commissaire de l’exposition ’Le mystère Mitrha. Plongée au cœur d’un culte romain’, présente dans cette vidéo les origines du dieu Mithra.

 
 
Dec 2023
Scriptum

Felix Dies Natalis Solis Invicti!

 
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Oct 2023
Comentum

One hypothesis is that the mythology of the Roman secret society of Mithras was transformed into an esoteric society, still secret, using the Bible as a screen. Let's take an example: a secret password for today's Masonic lodges is 'Shiboleth'. Shiboleth' means 'ears of wheat', i.e. abundance. Is not the tail of the bull of Mithras an ear of wheat? There are probably dozens of passwords like that. So Hebrew became a secret language for the followers of Mithras, who continued the cult after the fall of Rome, in sanctuaries located near springs or spas, at the same time as the cult of Hercules. Many of these places can be found in France, dating from the 7th to the 10th century. Crypts dating from the 8th and 9th centuries can also be found under Romanesque churches (the church at 'Saint Savin sur Gartempe' has a crypt dating from 800 AD, and a church built above it in 1030 AD). This crypt has a clear mithraeum shape. The modern Masonic rites were probably written in the 15th or 16th....

 
By the way, there is this video by @nicolas.amoroso that tells a lot about mithraic images in the medieval times: https://www.mithraeum.eu/video/7zXAQM-3sCg
 
I knew this amazing capital in Monreale. In Sicily, isn’t it? It’s quite remarkable, even if Mithras has lost his usual Phrygian cap for a turban, which makes sense if we consider that the eastern stereotype changes over time and a turban would be a better way to represent him in the 12th century. We could theorise that the oriental nature of the god was better known than most scholars now assume, at least to the stonemasons who worked on the building of Monreale Cathedral. There is a lot to say about this. Thanks for sharing.
 
this capital from the cloister of the abbey of Monreal in sicily dates from the 12th century and is very disturbing. It’s exactly Mithras (upside down). This means that, contrary to the idea we have of the past, the cult of Mithras was known and understood in the 12th century. Probably less violently than we do today. All this had to be known and respected.
 
Monreal 12th centyry AD. 1,000 years after mithraism...
 
Monreal monastery 12th century AD ...
 
The modern Masonic lodge is organised around the starry vault, but the officers are still arranged in a very similar way to the Mithraeum, respecting the two solstices and the two equinoxes. The Venerable Master in the East is at the spring equinox, the first sign of the ancient Zodiac, and the seat of Mithras, from where he intervenes in the journey of souls.
 
It makes perfect sense. My hesitation would lie in the time gap that separates Mithraism and Freemasonry. I admit that certain knowledge has been passed down through the centuries in oral form from all sorts of mystical traditions that spread from the Middle Ages to modern times, including the Cathars, the Bogomiles, even the Knights Templar if you like, but I think there is a missing piece and that is perhaps the greatest Mithraic scholar of all time, Monsieur Franz Cumont. Even if he wasn't a Freemason, he was a pretty good friend of some notorious ones at the time he was rediscovering the Mysteries. Among them was Eugène Goblet d'Alviella, Grand Maître du Grand Orient de Belgique from 1884 to 1886 and Souverain Grand Commandeur du Suprême Conseil in 1900.
 
Dec 2023
NewComentum

Visited 2 times. Different stone type also.

 
Dec 2023
NewMonumentum

Petrogeny with hand on head from Nida

This sculpture of Mithras being born from a rock is unique in the position of the hands.