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MITHRAS

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Secret Society God of Discipline and Courage. Males only.

Born of the Cosmic Egg into a life of hardship, he was originally MITHRA, a Persian God of Hard Knocks. He was introduced to Rome by masochistic soldiers.

Initiates into his mystery cult have to survive being stripped, bound, blindfolded and subjected to violence before being branded. Being a bit of a bully boy, he also likes bulls to be sacrificed.

Lucky old MITHRAS must be thriving as this kind of thing seems to be on the increase.

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Article last updated on 27 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT MITHRAS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : MITHRAS
Location : Italy and Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 329

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