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Mithras,the secret god

Maarten Jozef Vermaseren

Mithras,the secret god

by Maarten Jozef Vermaseren

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Published by Chatto & Windus .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as Mithras de geheimzinnige god. Elsevier,1959.

Statementtranslated from the Dutch by Therese and Vincent Megaw.
The Physical Object
Pagination200p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18883747M

  These later works are far more reliable than 19th century scholarship (often cited by skeptics who claim Jesus is a retelling of Mithras): The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries (Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World) by David Ulansey (Oxford University Press, ), Mithras, the Secret God by M. J. Vermaseren (Barnes and Noble Publishers. Aspects of Mithras the God. Mitra, or Mithra is the Indo-Iranian name for the Roman god Mithras. Mitra is known from the ancient Hindu pantheon, and Mithra is a name known from the Zoroastrian pantheon. In Zoroastrianism, Mithra is one of the "yazatas", or minor deities under Ahura-Mazda.

David Ulansey is an academic, unlike some writers widely read on the internet. 3 His book, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World, 4 has become widely known, and articles by him are accessible online. It is partly based on his PhD thesis (from Princeton). Some portions of this repeat some of the Cumontian ideas, which were in fact losing favour. The Mithraic Cult. The Mithraic Mysteries or Mysteries of Mithras (also Mithraism) was a mystery cult centered on the god Mithras, became popular among the military in the Roman Empire, from the 1st to 4th centuries AD. Information on the cult is based mainly on interpretations of .

  This Mithra or Mitra (Sun-God) is believed to be a Mediator between God and man, between the Sky and the Earth. It is said that Mithra or [the] Sun took birth in the Cave on December 25th. It is also the belief of the Christian world that Mithra or the Sun-God was born of [a] Virgin. He travelled far and wide. Hymn to Mithras - Mithras: God of the Morning. Mithras, God of the Morning, our trumpets waken the wall! 'Rome is above the Nations, but Thou art over all' Now as the names are answered, and the guards are marched away, Mithras, also a solider, give us strength for the day! Mithras, God of the Noontide, the heather swims in the heat.


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The correct title of this item is "Mithras, the Secret God". Bibliographical reference is: "M. VERMASEREN, Mithras, the Secret God, trans. Therese Megaw and John Vincent Stanley Megaw, London, Chatto and Windus, ".

Like so many gods, Mithra was the light and power behind the sun. In Babylon, Mithra was identified with Shamash, the sun god, and he is also Bel, the Mesopotamian and Canaanite/ Phoenician solar deity, who is likewise Marduk, the Babylonian god who represented both the planet Jupiter and the sun.

Mithras was a Persian god who became popular in the Roman Empire in the 1st century CE, especially with Roman soldiers. Only men were allowed to worship Mithras, participating in secret rituals that no outsider was allowed to see.

Because the rituals were so secret, few written records of. Mithras. The Secret God by Vermaseren and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Top left The sun god Sol, a nimbus about his head, sends another ray towards Mithras.

A raven – the messenger – looks on. Mithras. his cloak billowing, looks heavenward, over his shoulder towards Sol.

From the dying bull's tail emerges ears of wheat, a symbol of rebirth. A scorpion takes hold of the bulls testicles. The bull's semen and blood will rejuvenate the world. The Mysteries of Mithras required 7 steps to prepare the initiate for the Mithraic "heaven." Mithras with his red Phrygian cap handing a horn to Sol Invictus.

Mithraism is a diabolical perversion of the great doctrine of redemption through the Messiah found in Genesis Chapter 3. As Roger Beck describes in his book The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun, “The stars spill out over Mithras’ tunic, giving the god.

Maarten Jozef Vermaseren - Mithras, the Secret God Michael Speidel - Mithras-Orion, Greek Hero and Roman Army God *If you are caught excessively commenting, being. Have you googled for Mithras. The Romans had a mystery cult based on this Persian savior/god, who was (supposedly) born on Decem of a virgin mother, and depicted with a halo.

Sound familiar. The mystery rites were secret, and little informa. This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras.

Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group’s “magical dinners,” and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence.5/5(1). Buy Mithras the Secret God First Edition by M. (Maarten Jozef).; Megaw, J.

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"One other point of note is that no Mithraic monument can be dated earlier than the end of the first century AD, and even the more extensive investigations at Pompeii, buried beneath the ashes of Vesuvius in AD 79, have not produced a single image of the god." 6.

The Cult of Mithras was a thriving religion in the Roman Empire. But by the 5th was gone. What do we know about the Cult of Mithras.

And. Others have associated the cult of Mithras with Christianity due to similarities in the myth story, the idea of monotheism (meaning the worship of one god as in Christianity) and the Winter solstice festival celebrated in honor of Mithras held on 25 December which was also the date of the popular festival of the sun called natalis Invicti.

J.P. Arendzen writes, "The origin of the cult of Mithra dates from the time that the Hindus and Persians still formed one people, for the god Mithra occurs in the religion and the sacred books of both races, i.e.

in the Vedas and in the Avesta.This is an article on Mithraism in comparative mythology and comparative theology. See Mithraic mysteries for the main article. The Roman cult of Mithras had connections with other pagan deities, syncretism being a prominent feature of Roman paganism.

Almost all Mithraea contain statues dedicated to gods of other cults, and it is common to find inscriptions dedicated to Mithras in other. In his book Image and Value in the Greco-Roman World, Richard Gordon writes that there is “no death of Mithras,” and thus there is no resurrection of Mithras.

• Dr. Edwin Yamauchi states: “We don’t know anything about the death of Mithras We have a lot of monuments, but we have almost no textual evidence, because this was a secret.