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The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the ...
Limited preview - 1991
Ahura Mazda Alexander Alexandria ancient Areimanius Armenian Artaxerxes Mnemon Avesta birth born bull cave cavern celebrate Celsus Christian Cosmas cult of Mithra Cumont Damascius Darius death deities demons DION CHRYSOSTOM Dionysius Dionysus divine doctrine early earth Emperor evil extract faith fifth century fire fourth century Fravashis Geden give gods grades Greek heaven honour initiation invocation Julian later legends light lion lived lord of wide magi Magian magical Mihr Mishna Mithraic Mithraic cult Mithraic mysteries Mithraic rites Mithraism moon Moses of Khorene Mysteries of Mithra mystic native Nearer East Nonnus offer Ormuzd passage quoted Persians Phrygia Plutarch poems practised priest probably quotation reference to Mithraism regard religion of Mithra religious Roman Empire Rome sacred sacrifice unto Mithra sanctuaries sculptures shrine souls Sozomen steeds stone Suidas sun-god symbolism thee thou art tion tradition translation wide pastures words worship writers Yasht Zeus Zoroaster