Why is Mithra a lion-headed figureEdit

Was Mithra ever lion-headed in religious depictions, because I'm pretty sure he wasn't. I'd like to know. GalaxiaWild (talk) 20:09, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

It's based on Mithras from Greco-Roman lore. Who has been depicted as a lion headed figure with a snake wrapped around his body.--JupiterKnight (talk) 20:35, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
Actually, Mithras (or whatever his real name is) is a mythical entity who appears in many ancient religions, not just in Roman cults. Besides, the Romans worshipped gods that weren't originally in their pantheon such as Isis, so he wouldn't really be considered a Roman god.-- 23:08, January 22, 2013 (UTC)
This applies to religions in general. Several Zoroastrian Yazatas and Amesha Spentas became angels over time and other Gods became demons. So this is just common knowledge, but how they are depicted changes depending on the religion, and in the Roman Cult of Mithraism he has been depicted as a lion wrapped in a snake.--JupiterKnight (talk) 23:19, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

I thought Mithras was a human guy with a helmet and a sword. GalaxiaWild (talk) 07:33, January 23, 2013 (UTC)

Actually, Mithra/Mithras is supposed to be the humanoid slaying the bull. The lion headed figure is explicitely stated to be Ahriman/Ahrimanius. The Living Tribunal1 (talk) 15:50, May 12, 2018 (UTC)

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