When magi, coming from King Tiridates of Armenia, had worshiped in Nero an emanation of Mithra, the emperor wished to be initiated in their mysteries.
Mithra is the god of light, Anaitis the goddess of water.
A pagan religion consisting mainly of the cult of the ancient Indo-Iranian Sun-god Mithra.
It entered Europe from Asia Minor after Alexander's conquest, spread rapidly over the whole Roman Empire at the beginning of our era, reached its zenith during the third century, and vanished under the repressive regulations of Theodosius at the end of the fourth century.
He carried a sceptre and lightning as sovereign god and held in each hand a key as master of the heavens.
He had two pair of wings to symbolize the swiftness of time.