Category:Taurobolium

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English: A taurobolium is a type of Roman sacrifice of a bull to Artemis or Magna Mater. Not to be confused with a 'tauroctony', which is also superficially a sacrifice of a bull, but refers to the very standardized (and easily recognizable) bull-killing scene of the Mithraic Mysteries. A 'taurobolium' involved a real animal sacrifice, while a 'tauroctony' is merely a symbolic representation of an astrological/eschatological/cosmological event in the cult's myth.

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