Aug 23, 2021
In this episode, we are joined by author, historian, and archaeologist, Dr. Matthew McCarty, for a discussion about one of the most enigmatic religions ever: Mithraism. A religion in stark contrast to the other contemporaries, Mithraism was often practiced in small, dark temples as opposed wide open spaces, and generally, each temple had a relatively small number of worshippers. From its origins in Zoroastrianism, to its spread across Europe and the Middle East, to its downfall and more, we investigate what makes Mithraism History's Most Mysterious Religion.
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