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Mithras, the Persian God Championed by the Roman Army

August 31, 2020 - General
Mithras and the bull, fresco from Temple of Mithras, Marino, Italy, dated 2nd century AD.    Source: Public Domain

Mithras the god originated in the east, in Persia (modern day Iran) where he was first worshipped. When soldiers of the Roman Empire came back to the West they brought this cult with them and in time his cult worship spread throughout the Roman Empire


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