[LMB] Re: OT: Modern Mithrans

Richard Macdonald rmacdonald at microd.com
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 06:04:06 -0500


CatMtn at aol.com wrote:
> 
> Don't some people say the Spanish bullfights are descended from the Roman
> Mithran sacrifices?  Without the Mithran religion attached, of course.  I suppose
> a modern Mithran could become a matador, if he wanted to go the full route.
> Slaughterhouse worker wouldn't be acceptable, since they don't process bulls.
> And, as a practicing pagan, he would have to request that playing the
> traditional "Virgin de la Macarena" be omitted. <g>

It is probably closer to the Beastiari (sp?) who warmed up the crowds
for the gladiators.

Of course there could still be a bit of Mithran added into the current
showmanship.
--
Richard A. Macdonald. CPA/EA
SSG (Ret), USA, ADA 16P34
Dedicated follower of Fr Luca Paccioli, Master Juggler.
Delenda est Carthago -- Cato the Elder