Ab de Vos
foxyab at casema.nl
Sat Feb 17 07:55:46 PST 2018
The link is : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lictor
The only link to the Mithras cult I found was in Liddell & Scott's
dictionary but without any specifics; I didn't find links to Mithras
/ταυροκτόνος/, "bull killing" even suggests autarch(ktonos).
According to Wiki ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tauroctony ) "The
tauroctony should not be confused with a "taurobolium
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurobolium>", which was an actual
bull-killing cult act performed by initiates of the Mysteries of Magna
Mater <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Mater>, and has nothing to do
with the Mithraic Mysteries.
The sacrificial symbolism is clear.
Op 17-2-2018 om 16:28 schreef David Stockhoff:
> I don't see "lictor" mentioned in the wiki---do you have a specific
> link to that?
> Nevertheless, the Mithraic cult has always been suggestive of
> similarities to both early Xtianity, which is useful to Wolfe, and to
> Severian's "secret history." It's closely allied with a branch of
> Roman government and with Rome. A sword figures prominently in its
> symbology. Severian becomes an outcast when he gives Thecla a blade,
> and he becomes Autarch when he kills the Autarch with a blade. He is
> often blood-covered, as with the sacrificial blood of a bull (sun
> symbol), but never blood-stained.
> Cultists proceeded through grades like Masons to become Leos, and
> lions have always been linked with the sun. The Mithraic leo has been
> taken as Aion, who is the Greek god of eternity or "unbounded time."
> Severian's going to Yesod and returning as the New Sun literally
> enacts this elevation to Leo.
> I had not realized that "mitra" could be read as "covenant." That's
> suggestive too. It's always been a mystery to me that Severian's sword
> (The Sword of the Lictor) belongs to a lictor that is never mentioned
> in the text, but if the lictor is a servant of a secret god with whom
> a covenant is held, then ... it fits.
> Hidden in plain sight, as usual.
> On 2/17/2018 9:10 AM, Ab de Vos wrote:
>> By chance I had to look up the Greek word for servant (υπηρέτης). The
>> "servant of the eleven" in Athens was the executioner or his servant.
>> Servant is also the greek translation of Lictor. The lictor is an
>> official of the roman state but the term is also used for servitor in
>> the cult cult of Mithras.
>> Mithras-Helios, with solar rays and in Iranian dress,^
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism#cite_note-iranica-105> with
>> Antiochus I of Commagene <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commagene>.
>> (Mt. Nemrut <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Nemrut>,
>> 1st Century BCE)
>> Urth Mailing List
>> To post, writeurth at urth.net
> Virus-free. www.avast.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Urth