Scorpio Quote Of The Day

Sep 20, 2008

Mithraic Bas-relief from Modena

Scorpio with the other signs of the zodiac appears on a Bas-relief, which is kept  now in the Estense Museum in Modena, Italy.

From: The Mysteries Of Mithra by Franz Cumont, Chicago, 1903 p. 223

At Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall, Britain,  there was found a A bronze image of Mithras surrounded by the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac. This is the earliest artifact showing the Signs of the Zodiac in the north-west provinces of the Roman Empire.

Mithraism was brought to Rome by Roman soldiers from Persia in the first century C.E.

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