Mithraic monuments of Nida
This Cautopates from Nida carries the usual downward torch in his right hand and a hooked stick in his left.
Since 1826, four mithraea have been found at Nida-Heddernheim.
This relief is so well-known that it has been reproduced in nearly every handbook of archaeology and of history of religions.
The lion-headed statue of Hedderneheim is a reconstruction from fragments of two different sculptures.
This lion-headed figure from Nida, present-day Frankfurt-Heddernheim, holds a key and a shovel in his hands.
The Mithraic stele from Nida depicts the Mithras Petrogenesis and the gods Cautes, Cautopates, Heaven and Ocean.
The key of Nida's Mithraeum III was decorated with a lion's head.
The relief of Mithras slaying the bull from Nida's Mithraeum III was found in two pieces in 1887, destroyed during an air raid on Frankfurt in 1944, and restored in 1986.
The two companions of Mithras carry a torch and a shepherd's staff at the third Mithraeum in Frankfurt-Heddernheim, formerly Nida.
Marius Victor, according to the inscription on the monument, erected this monument to Mithras ’when Philip and Titianus were consuls’.
Inscriptions of Nida
V(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) l(aetus) m(erito) / Sive Cracissiu[s]. // P(etram) genetricem.
[Pos(uit) ded(it)] q(ue) / [d. n. Phi]l[ippo et] Ti/[tiano] co(n)s(ulibus).
[He] placed [and] gave [this altar] when our lords Philip and Titianus were consuls.
- Bricault, Veymers, Amoroso et al. (2021) The Mystery of Mithras. Exploring the heart of a Roman cult
- Relief mit Leo — Arachne
- I. Huld-Zetsche (1994) NIDA - Eine römische Stadt in Frankfurt am Main (Aalen) 126 Ill. 92
- Epigraphic Database Heidelberg. Altar of Murius Victor from Frankfurt in EDH
- Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby. Altar of Murius Victor from Frankfurt in EDCS