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  • Dammit, thanks. Must have misread....
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    Last edited by Black Flag; 07-03-2019, 09:09 PM.

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    replied to Sources for Mithras
    I can see Roma having started out as the spirit of the city of Rome, then being promoted to much more than that as Rome became a vast, international concept that people are still trying to claim as the basis of whatever they’re doing. The reality of Rome was impressive, but the legend is so much more.

    And yeah you could easily have a whole book on what this game files under the banner of the Theoi and still barely scratch the surface. I guess that comes with being from the culture with by far the most mythological literature in history. There’s probably more extant Greco-Roman...
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    started a topic What does Boston look like in 2e?

    What does Boston look like in 2e?

    (never mind, wrong forum)
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    Last edited by Black Flag; 07-03-2019, 09:07 PM.

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    Romans didn’t view their gods as distinct from those of the Greeks. They had some unique local gods, but so did every Greek city. Sol is already present as Helios.

    The imperial genius is controversial, as it was an unusual cult practice and probably had servile implications (if we accept Ittai Gradel’s work on the subject), whereas direct worship of the emperor, living or dead, was more common. Even so, each paterfamilias had a genius of his own, and it was considered to be mortal along with him. However, deified emperors of old, that’s an interesting prospect in the modern day....
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    Sources on the Greco-Roman Mithras can’t really say anything about the god himself because all we have is some archaeological evidence related to the cult. So apart from some imagery and related inscriptions, there is nothing much to go on.

    Contrast that with the gods who show up in mythic literature, which gives us the impression of knowing more about them, even if we should be cautious about connecting myth and cult.

    As to his relation to the Zoroastrian Yazata, I’d say they’re two different interpretations of the same Iranian deity. It’s unlikely the Zoroastrians...
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    Last edited by Black Flag; 06-29-2019, 12:12 AM.

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