Mithras - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
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."

Read more about Mithras (referred to as "Mithra" on Wikipedia) at (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 600 BC

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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Metro2 visited Mithras  -  Toronto, Ontario 5/31/2012 Metro2 visited it