noun, plural taurobolia
[tawr-uh-boh-lee-uh] /ˌtɔr əˈboʊ li ə/ (Show IPA)
the sacrifice of a bull, followed by the baptism of neophytes in the blood, as practiced in the ancient rites of Mithras or Cybele.
Fine Arts. a representation of the killing of a bull, as in Mithraic art.


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