Mithraeum

In a private wine cellar is the Mithraeum dedicated to the ancient Roman cult of the god Mithras, whose origins may date back to Babylonian. The God was the defender and protector of the good and the Empire was sanctified with special sacrificial ceremonies in underground temples called Mithraea.

The cellar, 25 meters long is covered entirely with frescoes and on the bottom is shown the god Mithras in the act of killing the sacred bull. The triumph of good over evil is symbolized by ears of corn that grow copious from the tail of the bull.

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Guide of Marino

Guide of Marino

The territory of Marino comprised three cities of the Latin League: Bovillae (today Frattocchie), Mugilla (now Santa Maria delle Mole) […]