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Iranian "Mithra" and Sanskrit "Mitra" are believed to come from an Indo-Iranian word mitra meaning "contract, agreement, covenant". Modern historians have different conceptions about whether these names refer to the same god or not. John R. Hinnells has written of Mitra/Mithra/Mithras as a single deity worshipped in several different religions. On the other hand, David Ulansey considers the bull-slaying Mithras to be a new god who began to be worshipped in the 1st century BC, and to whom an…

Mitra was the god of the sun, of Persian origin that became part of the Roman Empire and his cult was developed as a mystery religion, and was organized in secret societies, exclusively male, esoteric and initiatory character. He enjoyed particular popularity in military environments. Forced honesty, purity and courage among its adherents

Estatua del dios romano Mitra matando al toro (escultura del siglo II actualmente en poder del Museo Británico, en Londres)

Terracotta statuette of Aphrodite seated on a rock,Hellenistic period,3rd century BC Greek South Italian

A representation of Phrygia, Roman relief (marble), 2nd century AD, (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

Orpheus (2nd to 3rd c. AC). Zaragoza Museo. Caesaraugusta. Mosaic // Flickr by saamiblog

A Magnificent Hellenistic Terracotta Head of Aphrodite

Ancient Roman mosaic #ancient #mosaic

London BL - Harley 1340 f. 10r Three pillars (Pope Alexander)