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SOLD OUT Mithras: A Roman God in London

Monday 25 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| £9

Mithras: A Roman God in London

Lecture – Ruth Clydesdale




In a dark cave, a man straddling a bull plunges a dagger into its neck.  A dog and a snake leap to lick its blood, while a scorpion grips its testicles. This image is the centrepiece of Mithraism, a mystery cult of the Roman Empire.  Here in London the Walbrook Mithraeum has been superbly restored and opened to visitors in 2017. Speaker Ruth Clydesdale delves into the rituals and meanings of this god’s worship. Since initiates were vowed to secrecy much remains mysterious, but she nonetheless uncovers a world of cross-cultural gods, raucous animal imitations and hearty feasting.  Mithraists worshipped in underground temples – who knows what will transpire in Treadwell’s basement?

Ruth Clydesdale is an independent researcher and lecturer on art, religion and their links to ancient philosophies. She is a popular speaker and returns to Treadwell’s at our invitation.

Time: Arrive 7.15 for 7.30 start. No latecomers

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Monday 25 February
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Treadwell’s Bookshop
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
020 7419 8507


020 7419 8507