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Unformatted text preview: Gratitude of gods were going down Religions of Rome weren’t working right any more Mithra appears as a minor deity in Indian texts Ancestral European god associated with light Mithra migrated west to Persia which became associated with the good god From Persia Mithra traveled to Rome Classical case of an eastern religion that came in to the Roman world and threatened to take it over Army was an important integrating force throughout the empire Euphraic shrines were fairly uniform not much writing Mithra was depicted killing the sacred bull Taurabulion a grated mesh was on top and a bull was slaughtered and the blood washed the person Mithraism was an expensive ceremony that appealed to soldiers...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course HIS 390 taught by Professor Goldenberg during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '08