Category:Ancient Roman temples of Mithras
temple used by the worshippers of Mithras
Mithraic temples (Latin: mithraea, singular mithraeum) were places of worship for the 1st-4th century Roman Mithraic Mysteries. Mithraic temples are easy to identify: They were supposed to symbolize caves (spelea), and accordingly built to look like caves (occasionally, natural caves were used as well, and in a few cases they were also just basements under houses). Mithraic temples are clearly distinguishable from the typical Greco-Roman temples since they never looked like them. Mithraic temples are typically small, usually holding at most ten-fifteen people.
This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.
- ► Mithraeums in Austria (1 C, 2 F)
- ► Mithraism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 F)
- ► Mithraeums in France (5 C)
- ► Mithraeums in Germany (4 C, 9 F)
- ► Mithraeums in Hungary (1 C, 6 F)
- ► Mithraeums in Slovenia (1 C, 1 F)
- ► Mithraeums in the United Kingdom (2 C, 2 F)
Media in category "Ancient Roman temples of Mithras"
The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total.
- Bible museum - Mithrasheiligtum.jpg 2,560 × 1,920; 1.14 MB
- Dura-Europos mithraeum - Sketch of an initiate.jpg 240 × 269; 34 KB
- MPO mithras-heiligdom.jpg 2,848 × 2,136; 1.93 MB
- Sites archéologiques de Mithra sous l'empire romain.png 4,000 × 2,523; 4.98 MB