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Mithras rock-birth fresco of Hawarte

In one of Hawarte's frescoes, the rock birth of Mithras is preceded by Zeus and followed by the young Persian god suspended from a cypress tree.
 
 
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21 Aug 2021
 
Mithras rock-birth and Sol from Hawarte Mithraeum

Mithras rock-birth and Sol from Hawarte Mithraeum
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archeology

 

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Sur la paroi à droite de la niche on reconnaît plusieurs scènes qui font partie du mythe de Mithra tel qu'il est connu par de nombreux exemples. Ainsi, juste à côté de la niche, on voit un personnage drapé, flanqué de deux anguipèdes ; c'est le combat primordial de Zeus, fondateur de l'ordre cosmique qui prépare l'avènement du dieu persique.

En effet, le motif suivant, déjà sur le mur est, représente le jeune dieu sortant de la roche-mère qui prend la forme d'un omphalos pris dans les convolutions d'un serpent.
 
 

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