An example of one of the temples of Mithras can be found in the basement of Yale University's Art Gallery. It's a small room, centered on a representation of the zodiac, with a small grooved stone in front of it, to drain blood from sacrifices. By museum light it's strangely peaceful looking. I wonder what it looked like by torchlight.

Mi"thras (?), n. [L., from Gr. .]

The sun god of the Persians.

 

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