LONDON MITHRAEUM VISIT - 31st MARCH

 

Our group visit to the Mithraeum is now SOLD OUT. 

It is FREE to visit the London Mithraeum but necessary to book appointments. You can do so via this link: LONDON MITHRAEUM

 

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LONDON MITHRAEUM

LONDON, 31st MARCH 5pm

Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a mystery religion centered around the god Mithras, that was practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to the 4th century CE. The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), though the Greek Mithras was linked to a new and distinctive imagery, and the level of continuity between Persian and Greco-Roman practice is debated. The mysteries were popular in the Roman military.

Worshippers of Mithras had a complex system of seven grades of initiation and communal ritual meals. Initiates called themselves syndexioi, meaning: those “united by the handshake”.They met in underground temples, called mithraea (singular mithraeum), which survive in large numbers. The cult appears to have had its centre in Rome.