Mithraism



[mith-ruh-iz-uh m] /ˈmɪθ rəˌɪz əm/

noun
1.
an ancient Persian religion in which was worshiped, involving secret rituals to which only men were admitted: a major competitor of Christianity in the Roman empire during the 2nd and 3rd centuries a.d.
/ˈmɪθreɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad

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