mithraeum

Alternativ: mithraea

A place of worship for the Mithraic cult. From the period of Commodus, the oriental cult was popular in the provinces. Remnants such as epigraphs, reliefs (Mithras Tauroktonos - Mithras as a killer of bulls, Mithras Petrogenes - Mithras being born from a rock) and excavations of mithraea bring the cult to life. The size of the mithraea was oriented to the number of worshipers. A cult-related image was placed at the front of the rectangular room. The images were sculptures of stone or bronze, or paintings.