Meaning of Mithraism


Pronunciation: (mith'ru-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Persian religion in which Mithras 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 centuriesa.d.
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