Mithras and Sol cult image
The regeneration of the earth in connection with the unconquered sun god Sol. Both gods celebrate a common meal on the image of the shapely relief. As a wall decoration above the dining table a solemnly significant ornament!
The relief after the original find from the first half of the 2nd century AD shows Mithras and Sol together at the cult meal sitting on a bull. For the central motif on Mithras monuments and murals in mithraea, is the killing of the bull.
- Mithras cult dimensions: 29 x 26cm
- genuine alabaster plaster, patinated
- Mithras cult Original: Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg
- Place of discovery: 1965 in Ladenburg, Mithräum I
- Relief with wall hanging
It shows Mithras killing a bull. According to mythology, Mithras pursued the animal, captured it and carried it into a cave. There he sacrificed the bull for the renewal of the world. According to tradition, the earth and all life on earth regenerate from the blood and seed of the bull.
The god Sol
Sol is the sun god of the Romans. He is best known in his common manifestation since the 2nd century AD as Sol Invictus (Latin 'unconquered sun god', often inaccurately translated as 'invincible sun god').
Forum Traiani ® registered trademark