Bronze plague of Mithras slaying a bull
Mithras was originally an Iranian god who became very popular in the Roman Empire, especially with soldiers. Mithras is aided by a dog, a snake and a scorpion.
Mid-Imperial Period, mid 2nd tot early 3rd century A.D.
Source: The Metropolitan Museum
Didn’t I read somewhere that Roman Mithras=/= Persian Mithras? Wanna cite my sources for me, Tumblr?
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That is weird. I was always under the impression Mithras was the or a bull-like deity. Does anybody know about the order...