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News on the cult of Mithras

A selection of news on Mithras, its cult and related topics from our members and the World Wide Web.
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    Re-interpreting the Mysteries of Mithras

    Ernest Renan suggested that without the rise of Christianity, we might all have embraced the cult of Mithras. Nevertheless, it has had a lasting influence on secret societies, religious movements and popular culture.
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    The MITHRA Project

    Laurent Bricault has revolutionised Mithraic studies with the exhibition The Mystery of Mithras. Meet this professor in Toulouse for a fascinating look at the latest discoveries and what lies ahead.
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    The Father of Mithras

    It is well known that Mithras was born from a rock. However, less has been written about the father of the solar god, and especially about how he conceived him.
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    A new mithraeum discovered during excavation in Trier

    A place of worship for the Roman god of light Mithras was discovered during archaeological excavations in Trier. This includes a larger relief.
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    Mithras in Hispania

    On the occasion of the discovery of a Mithraeum in Cabra, Spain, we talk to Jaime Alvar, a leading figure in the field of Mithraism. With him, we examine the testimonies known to date and the peculiarities of the cult of Mithras in Hispania.
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    Hallan en el yacimiento romano de Cabra (Córdoba) un lugar de culto al dios Mithra

    Las excavaciones llevadas a cabo en el yacimiento arqueológico romano de la villa de Mithra, en Cabra (Córdoba), han deparado el excepcional hallazgo de un mitreo, o zona destinada al culto al dios Mithra, cuya estatua fue descubierta hace unos 70 años.
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    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.
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    Mapping Roman sanctuaries

    The Digital Atlas of Roman Sanctuaries in the Danubian Provinces (DAS) is the first comprehensive and open access representation of sacralised spaces in the area.
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    Mithras in India and Iran

    We propose to revisit a passage by the prolific author Marteen Vermaseren that highlights correspondences today forgotten between the Roman Mithras and its Eastern counterparts.
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    Mariemont unveils
    (some of) the Mysteries of Mithras

    The exhibition The Mystery of Mithras opens at the Mariemont Museum in Belgium, home of Franz Cumont, the father of studies on the solar god.