(urth) Lictor

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.
> Thanks!
> 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,^[104] 
>> <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)
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism
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