Definition of Mithraic in English:


Pronunciation /miˈTHrā-ik/


See Mithraism

‘The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god, and that the Saturnalia also came at this time.’
  • ‘The pre-Islamic Iran had Zoroastrian, Mithraic, Shaivite and Buddhist followers.’
  • ‘Christianity was able to make great strides in recruiting converts and competing with other sects, such as the Mithraic religion.’
  • ‘She held the keys to heaven and hell (Elysium and Tartarus,) thus anticipating the Mithraic pater patrum and his Christian counterpart Peter.’
  • ‘In its southwest quarter were a series of high-status and monumental structures including a temple erected in AD294-5, a Mithraic temple, a large bath-house, and the governor's palace.’