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Mythras Iconography in the World Card


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[ Note; bumped and condensed for ease of reference.]

Some iconography from the Mitra / Mythras tradition seems to be represented on the RW World card. Note the following:

Mythras ( Mithra) originated in Zoroastrianism

http://www.mithraeum.info/history.htm

as one of the 'Yazata'

http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/yazatas1.jpg

As Mythras developed, his association with cattle is represented as

http://www.roman-empire.net/graphics...mithras-01.jpg

now note the wreath around the top of the image

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tauroctony.jpg

Later the image incorporated 'astrology' (note the serpent's changed position)

http://www.matrix-2001.cz/v2/images/article/1564_b.jpg

(the 'secret Sun / Son - if one wants to explore the masonic connection)

The we have Mythra as Sol Invictus - The Lord of the World

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aw3e5qJwRt...can-museum.jpg

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/23...2981aeb6f6.jpg

equating him with Helios

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bhk1cT8ucI...kriver.com.jpg

(note head at Cancer - the northern summer solstice)

And all coming together (with some simplifications , like only 4 of the signs shown) in

https://auntietarot.files.wordpress..../rw-world1.jpg

depicitng the zodiac (the four animals) the wreath, the entwined snake as the wrapped 'modesty' material around the figure.
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