Who Was Mithra? Sanctuary for a Mysterious Cult that Once Rivaled Christianity is Found on Corsica

Who Was Mithra? Sanctuary for a Mysterious Cult that Once Rivaled Christianity is Found on Corsica

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Overview of excavations around the church of La Canonica in Mariana on Corsica.

Overview of excavations around the church of La Canonica in Mariana on Corsica. ( Tertullian.org)

Top Image: Archaeologists have found the first sanctuary to the god Mithra on the French island of Corsica. (Denis Gliksman-Inrap ) Insert: Mithra sacrificing the bull. (José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro /  CC BY-SA 3.0 )

By Alicia McDermott


I most enjoy reading about the ancients and their technologies and lives.


My understanding:

That which is depicted here is not Mithras but Aries and the Bull represents Taurus.

The representation is that of the decline of the Age of Taurus and the coming of the Age of Aries.

The Age of Taurus brought about the Egyptian civilization and Aries the subsequent Roman civilization (read the story of Moses in the Christian bible).

Mars, is the naturally associated, planet of Aries, which rules Blood, Red (cap), Knives and Slaying, amongst other things.

All of the above can be confirmed by Internet searches.

Mithra / Mika is God SebAzi of Human Soul. Both Mithra / Mika and Sebazi are Ancient Bulgarian names meaning Self. God Mithra is God SebAzi and both are representing the God Son of Godess Mother Creator of the world. Mithra / SebAzi used to be symbolized by Sun.

Thank you for this very interesting post and useful photographs. You may wish to know that the standard textbook on Mithras is Manfred Clauss, "The Roman cult of Mithras". This outlines how the archaeology has demonstrated that Mithras is distinct from Iranian Mithra, and probably was a pseudo-Persian cult originating in Rome.

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