Mithras - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Metro2
N 43° 40.070 W 079° 23.643
17T E 629472 N 4836233
Quick Description: In Persian Zoroastrianism, Mithras was the god of light and truth.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/1/2012 9:56:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMF0AB
This relief is located in Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The accompanying placard informs us:
"THE GOD MITHRAS
In Persian Zoroastrianism, Mithras was the god of light and truth and the promised word. In this Roman relief, he wears the Persian costume of folded cap, tunic, and trousers. Mithraism was adopted by the Romans as a mystery cult, much favored by the Roman army. The cult was exclusively for men. The slaying of the mystic bull implies the triumph of good over evil, the giving of immortality and happiness beyond the grave."
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