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Acta diurna is our Mithraic social stream for keeping up to date with what is happening in The New Mithraeum.

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Jul 2024
 
Scriptum

The twelve labors or Hercules đź’Ş
Cool piece of art via ΑΤΕΧΝΟΣ
via https://x.com/CastellsOnofre.

 
Jul 2024
 
NewScriptum

We’ve put together a new table of cross-references of monuments to Mithras in several databases, including Vermaseren’s Corpus, Cumont’s Textes, CIL, l’Année épigraphique, Clauss / Slaby and Heldeiberg’s epigraphic databases, and more.

You can find all the references to multiple databases on one page here: Table of references for mithraic artefacts.

We’re constantly adding new references to The New Mithraeum, so feel free to check it out to see what’s new!

 
Dec 2023
 
Scriptum

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:

* Tauroctony of Monreale
* Tauroctony of Santo Domingo de Silos
* Tauroctony of Aula Gotica.

 
Update! Found a new post-classical monument, this one from the French Renaissance: Saul depicted as Mithras Tauroctonos. And from now on, all post-classical monuments will be available here: https://www.mithraeum.eu/quaere.php?tag=postclassical
 
Oct 2023
 
NewScriptum

Summary of Mithraic philosophy on a drawing of an ornate temple.

It is possible to draw the organisation of a Mithraeum, and also his philosophical consequences. For example, the two columns were probably very different: the south column was 'human'. the winter column. Reincarnated souls appeared there, And further, pure and philosophical souls left through the gate of Capricorn. The northern column was summer time. Pure souls entered the world of the gods, and imperfect souls were rejected by the Moon and passed through the door of Cancer to be reincarnated (metempsychosis), after a six-month journey that became darker and darker.

 
Jul 2024
 
Scriptum

Hello everybody. Does anyone know the opening hours of San Clemente in Rome? I went last week with a friend and it was closed.

 
Strange! I am not in Rome, but I would expect it to be open every day, even more in the summer! Anyhow, here are their opening hours: https://turismoroma.it/es/node/43919
 
Jul 2024
 
Scriptum
Anonymous

Salvete fratres,

I created a fresh new Discord server. Here is the invitation which is valid until 21 July 2024. If you are interested in joining, read the regulations carefully first. If the link doesn’t work DM on Discord at lupuslux.

Valete.

https://discord.gg/aU2WefC8.

 
Anonymous
Quick brothers! Join the Discord server by Sunday 21.07.2024 at 11.59 pm CET. If not enough people join by that date I will delete the server permanently.
 
Jul 2024
Socius

Nam cum coeperis deae servire, tunc magis senties fructum tuae libertatis.

 
Jul 2024
Socius

Interested in Mithras since 1990.

 
Jul 2024
NewSocius

scholar of Mithraic symbolism.

 
Jul 2024
 
NewScriptum

We are delighted to announce that the dates for MithraCon 2025 have been set for the last weekend in April, from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th.

Mithracon is an informal research convention for people interested in the study of the god Mithras, whose popularity peaked among the Roman legions around 100-400 AD. Highlights of the convention include the opportunity to conduct research in Yale’s world-class libraries and to visit the Yale University Art Gallery, which houses the Dura Europos Mithraeum.

For full details, visit https://www.mithracon.org.

 
Jul 2024
NewSocius

Really interested in ancient religions, now retired I can give some time to this.

 
Jul 2024
Socius

academic researcher and documentarist.

 
Jul 2024
 
NewScriptum

europeana is getting bigger all the time, and already has got a great collection of mithraic monuments (not as many as the new mithraeum, but some good ones!). Have a look: https://www.europeana.eu/search?query=mithras.

 
Jul 2024
NewVideo

The Cult of Mithras, Freemasonry, and Initiatic Orders

Conference by Freemason Chris Ruli on the parallels between the cult of Mithras, Freemasonry and other initiatic orders.

 
Jun 2024
NewSocius

New here. Checking the place out.

 
Jun 2024
Socius

PhD candidate in Archaeology.

 
Jun 2024
NewSocius

Latin teacher and illustrator.

 
Jun 2024
Socius

Researcher in ancient sciences and philosophy.

 
Welcome my friend! Glad to see you.
 
Anonymous
You can learn more about my work on https://t.me/ancient_secrets_khorram
 
Jun 2024
NewSocius

BSc Econ in Political Science and Intelligence Studies, born in Warsaw, PL, Researcher of Cults and Mysteries, a practicing Heathen since the age of 12.

 
Jun 2024
NewSocius

MA in Land of Israel Studies from Haifa University.