Cult of Mithras: Myth & History

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What is the name of the Iranian prophet who likely popularized and aided in the spread of Mithraism?

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1. Which of the following is NOT linked with Mithras?

2. In which area was Mithras popular before spreading to Rome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of the history of the cult of Mithras. You will be quizzed on the practice and spread of Mithraism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of the cult of Mithras:

  • The prophet who popularized worship of Mithras
  • Symbols associated with Mithras
  • Origin of Mithras worship
  • The cult's levels of initiation
  • What Roman deity was linked with Mithras

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the cult of Mithras in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding worship of Mithras
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mithraism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient religion, review the corresponding lesson on The History of the Cult of Mithras. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Persian origins of Mithras
  • Discuss the spread of Mithraism to Rome
  • Explore Mithraic beliefs
  • Learn about cult practices
  • Examine the cult's impact on Christianity
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