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Marble group of Mithras slaying the bull. 2nd century AD, from Rome, Italy. The cult of Mithras originated in Persia but he was one of a number of eastern deities, including Cybele and Isis, whose worship spread throughout the Roman Empire during the first three centuries AD.

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Marble group of Mithras slaying the bull.  2nd century AD, from Rome, Italy.  The cult of Mithras originated in Persia but he was one of a number of eastern deities, including Cybele and Isis, whose worship spread throughout the Roman Empire during the first three centuries AD.