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The New Mithraeum

Community dedicated to the study, disclosure and reenactment of the Mysteries of Mithras since 2004.

the.new.mithraeum
Barcelona, Spain
Joined December 2020
 
 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mitreo dei Serpenti

The Mithraeum of the Snakes preserves paintings of serpents, representing Genius Loci, part of an older private sanctuary, which were respected in the temple of Mithras.

 
January 2023
Notitia nova

Let's talk about Mithras with Yolanda De Iuliis

Yolanda's multimedia dissertation focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that motivate Mithras worshippers. Her work includes a podcast entitled Conversations about Mithras.

 
January 2023
Liber novus

The Mind of Mithraists. Historical and Cognitive Studies in the Roman Cult of Mithras

The Roman cult of Mithras was the most widely-dispersed and densely-distributed cult throughout the expanse of the Roman Empire from the end of the first until the fourth century AD, rivaling the early growth and development of Christianity during the sam...

 
January 2023
Syndexios

P. Aelius Urbanus

He built the sacred area of the Mitreo del Circo Massimo at his own expense.

 
 
January 2023
Syndexios novus

Hyacinthus

Hyacinthus, like Hermadio, seems to have been one of the profets of Mithraism in the Dacian region.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Altar by Hermanio of Poetovio

A certain Hermanio has been identified in the dedication of several monuments in different cities in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum I of Ptuj

The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.

 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Altar of Tibiscum by Hermadio

This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Altar of Sarmizegetusa by Hermadio

This altar was erected by Hermadio, who also signed other monuments in Dacia and even in Rome.

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Hermadio actor

Hermadio's inscriptions have been found in Dacian Tibiscum and Sarmizegetusa, as well as in Rome.

 
 
January 2023
Syndexios

Marcus Valerius Secundus

Centurio frumentarius probably from Tarraco, who served in the Legio VII Gemina located in Emerita Agusta.

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithras triumphant over the Sun

Fresco du Mithraeum de Hawarte, Syria, depicts Mithras' victory over the Sun.

 
January 2023
Syndexios novus

Nigidius Figulus

Pythagorean and mage

 
 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum of Lucciana, Corsica

For the first time, a Mithraeum has been discovered in Corsica, at the site of Mariana, Lucciana (Haute-Corse).

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Tauroctony of Osterburken

Franz Cumont considers the bas relief of Osterburken 'the most remarkable of all the monuments of the cult of Mithras found up to now'.

 
I would humbly suggest that #6 on the left might be a representation of Narcissus, having fallen in love with his own reflection, the disfigured object in his hand might be a narcissus flower and the confusing object resembling a Chlamys upon which he is resting might be the depiction of the pool where he saw his reflection. What strikes me is the inclusion among the left side sequence of specific figures and their primary mythic stories, which had psychological and cautionary moral messages. From the combination of depictions in the entire Tauroctony, the Mithras cult appears to be a new 'revelation' or addition to the traditional Greek religious system, amalgamating Babylonian Astrology, Greco-Roman mythology and some new 'Persian' mythos.
 
January 2023
Monumentum novum

Grand camée de France

Some authors have speculated that the flying figure dressed in oriental style and holding a globe could be Mithras.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Mithraeum of Cyrene

The Mithraeum of Cyrene is preserved among the remarkable ruins of the ancient capital of the Roman province of Cyrene.

 
January 2023
Monumentum

Lion of Carnuntum III

Exceptional sculpture of a lion devouring a bull's head founded in 1894 in Carnuntum, Pannonia.

 
January 2023
Liber

Le culte de Mithra sur la côte septentrionale de la Mer Noire

W. Blawatsky et G. Kochelenko, Le culte de Mithra sur la côte septentrionale de la Mer Noire. Leyde, E. J. Brill, 1966. 1 16 X 24 cm, 36 pp., 1 carte, 16 pli., 1 frontispice (Études PRÉLIMINAIRES AUX RELIGIONS ORIENTALES DANS L'EMPIRE VIII).

 
January 2023
Syndexios

Tiridates I

Founder of the Arasacid dynasty, Tiridates I was crowned king of Armenia by Nero in 66.