Blessing: Mithras controls the seasons, and heavens, and is of great power. He is a great protector of men, and offerings blessings and guidance to his intiates, both in this world and the next. His Three Virtues are Truth, Honor, and Courage and the Three Traits he most admires are Temperance, Self-Control, and Compassion.

Epithets: Unconquered, Mighty, Strong, Savior

Equated with: Phanes, Abraxas, Helios, Apollon, Prometheus, Helios/Sol, Jupiter, Attis, Hermes/Mercury, Perseus, Orion

Associations: Tauroctony, Phrygian Cap, Sword of Truth, Torch of Light, Lion Daemon

Dies Natalis Solis Invictus (25 December)

Ways to honor: Forthcoming

Ancient Texts:

Excerpts from Ecclesiastical History by Socrates Scholasticus

“Mithraic Liturgy” from the PGM

Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Texts: Forthcoming

Modern Texts:

Elegy for Mithras by Allyson Szabo

Mithraeum by Rebecca Buchanan

Mithreum by Melia Suez

Mithras’ Initiation by P Sufenas Virius Lupus

Mithras Litany by Kallistos

Morning Prayer to Mithras by Kallistos

The Man in the Phrygian Cap by Diotima Sophia

those whom the gods would destroy …. by Diotima Sophia

Festivals and Rituals: Forthcoming


The Mirror of Mithras by P Sufenas Virius Lupus


Wikipedia article on Mithras

Wikipedia article on Mithraism


Temple of Mithras

Mithras and Mithraism

NewAdvent article on Mithraism

Mithras and Mithraism

Modern Mithraic group

Extensive quotes on Mithras

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti and Mithras

Mithras and the Hypercosmic Sun by David Ulansey

1 Response to Mithras

  1. Petros says:

    Is it possible for the links for the Modern Texts to be fixed?

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