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ancient Persian religion

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Beck, Roger, "Mithraism since Franz Cumont." From Temporini, Aufstieg und Niedergang der Romischen Welt, vol.
In this research we will initially look through the footmark of sport in Mithraism in Iran and Rome, especially in sports such as archery, Javelin throw, Chariot race and Zoorkhaneh then, the relationship between Iran and Rome and, consecutive peace and battles are investigated and at the end, the effects of Roman-Persian wars on the worship of deity Mithra on one hand, and sport in both empires on the other hand will be surveyed to find an answer for this fundamental question that, to what extend have the athletic activities been shaped in relation to martial skills and long-term battles between Persian and Roman and also, how prominent has been the role of deity Mithra in such events.
An interesting reference to Syria's cultural heritage was the discovery of paintings in the Synagogue depicting limited aspects of Mithraism which was widely viewed as a mystery religion practiced in the Roman Empire between the first and 4th century.
Pir is the highest rank in Mithraism and Zoroastrianism.
However, the point I am trying to convey here is that the omission of any references in the specific writings considered earlier to Iranian culture (including the Zoroastrian tradition, for instance, but for the same reason one can cite Manichaeism or Mithraism, etc.) and the significant part they played in the development of world spirituality and philosophy is noteworthy as an example of "inadvertent" omission, or, where the heritage is acknowledged, it is "inadvertently" considered as part of the Arab world.
The modern religions, from Mithraism to Christianity set man above Nature.
The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines directly in the equinoxes suggest that it was a temple of Mithraism, an unofficial religion in the Roman Empire.
Romans increasingly turned to Eastern "mystery cults" such as Mithraism and, eventually, to Christianity because these faiths offered a more adequate and satisfying approach to life and death.
Mithraism was organized into seven initiatory levels, and little is known today about the substance of their beliefs and sacraments, although there is some evidence that human sacrifice was carried out, and that Mithraists worshipped, in addition to the youthful, bull-slaying Mithras, a lion-headed deity, Ahrimanius, who was synonymous with the Persian.
The early church provided a more believable option than its rival religions, especially the Mysteries and Mithraism. Today's rivals are many, and it's now a case of sharing the same religious space, and having to compare doctrines of God.
That single concession should have eliminated Mithraism as a serious competitor within a generation.
In subsequent chapters, Axworthy discusses the Iranian revival as Parthians reunited and ruled over the Iranian plateau, the nature and role of Mithraism and its influence, and the rise of the Sassanian Empire.
Akin to Hemingway's admiration for the Etruscans, Montherlant venerated the ideals of virtu he discovered in the solar mythology of Mithraism, the violent official religion of the 3rd century Emperors that "intoxicated the Roman legions" (Romans et oeuvres de fiction non theatrales 432).
The essay further explores the early modem discussion of the proper interpretation of the ecclesiastical history of Nicephorus (which ranged partisans of Cesare Baronio's Annales eccleisiastici against the Magdeburg Centuries of the Lutherans Matthias Flacius, Johannes Wigand, and Matthaeus Judex) and seventeenth-century interpretations of the ancient pagan religious spectrum, including the connection of Mithraism, along with other elements of popular religion in the Roman Empire of the early Christian era, in order to identify elements of the painting that could allude to heresy, in Julian's court and in Protestant Europe of 1650.