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[mith-ruh-iz-uh m] /ˈmɪθ rəˌɪz əm/

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.
the ancient Persian religion of Mithras. It spread to the Roman Empire during the first three centuries ad


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