Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs and the Cult of Mithras
Between the 1st and 4th centuries, Mithraism developed throughout the Roman world. Much material exists, but textual evidence is scarce. The only ancient work that fills this gap is Porphyry's intense and complex essay.
Tauroctony from Hermopolis
In the Tauroctony of Hermopolis, Cautes and Cautopates are placed over two columns at each side of the sacrifice.
Tauroctony of Memphis
This Mithras killing the Bull relief from Memphis, Egypt, it is preserved in the Museum of Cairo.
Aion of Oxyrhynchus
According to Pettazzoni Aion in general finds its iconographical origin in Egypt. Mithras must have been worshipped in Egypt in the third century B.C.