The Light of the World

Quiz time!

Who is referred to as “the Light of the World,” a sym­bol of truth, jus­tice, and loy­al­ty? Who is a medi­a­tor between heav­en and earth, a mem­ber of a Holy Trin­i­ty? Hint: he was born of a vir­gin. His birth is cel­e­brat­ed annu­al­ly on Decem­ber 25. He had a Last Sup­per with his com­pan­ions before ascend­ing to heaven.

His wor­ship­pers under­go bap­tism, and they drink wine and eat bread to sym­bol­ize the blood and body of their deity. They hold Sun­days to be a day of wor­ship. They believe in a celes­tial heav­en and an infer­nal hell. They look for­ward to a final day of judg­ment when the dead will be res­ur­rect­ed, and a final con­flict between light and darkness. 

Still don’t know who I’m talk­ing about?

Mithras, of course!

MITHRAISM: The Lega­cy of the Roman Empire’s Final Pagan State Religion 

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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