from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. An adherent of Mithraism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A worshiper of Mithras.
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- n. adherent of Mithraism
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Saint Paul did not become Christian until he was 30, but had been raised as a Mithraist, which is why so much Mithraic influence is seen in his writings.
But then, I'd *like* to see a Southern evangelical Mithraist tent-revival preacher.
Hence the seven days of the week were dedicated to the planets, seven metals were sacred to them, seven rites of initiation were made to perfect the Mithraist, and so on.