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The Mithraeum
The Mithras Temple along Hadrian's Wall

by Olga

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Just south of the famous defence work of Hadrian's Wall stand the remains of a small, unassuming temple which was dedicated to the sun god Mithras.

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And this is believed to be Mithras himself, here portrayed astride the Holy Bull which in the Mithras myth he killed and whose blood gave life to the earth.

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Three altar stones stand at the back wall of the temple. Here sacrifices would be made to the 'soldier god'.

A great 'thank you' to Olga for these very nice pictures.