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Unformatted text preview: • Cult of Isis (Egyptian) o Sarapis (husband)- came before him in Last Judgment o Horus (son) o Had to be baptized (with water from Nile) o Ritual murder of Sarapis- for 3 days, believers mourn; on the 3 rd day, Sarapis rose from the dead o Expensive to advance from one level to the next (ex. Priesthood was higher level) o Priest were celibate(non-married • Cult of Mithras (Persian) o Derived from Zoroastrianism religion- both taught of 2 gods, 1 good, 1 evil o Both gods always in conflict o Should struggle to do good, if not then you support evil o Believed in last judgment o Had to kill a bull for initiation o Appealed to men and soldiers o Still 60 Mithras temples found in Rome o Major festival- birthday (12-25) • Cybele o First recorded in Rome 204 BC o Mother goddess, husband is Attis o Least known religion because the ceremony was washing away sins with blood, very close to Christian mass o Ritual murder of Attis and his wife Judaism at the Time of Christ •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course HIST 1001 taught by Professor Sheehan during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08