taurobolium


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taurobolium

(ˌtɔːrəˈbəʊlɪəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the sacrificial slaughter of a bull practised in Rome from the 2nd century ad for the worship of the Great Mother of the Gods
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taurobolium

a part of an ancient religious rite involving baptism in the blood of a sacrificed bull. Also tauroboly.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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Zaccaria considera El ritual del taurobolium, una manifestacion de la pugna "romanitas versus cristianismo" en el reinado del emperador Juliano y Paula M.
Borgeaud, (1996: 131-184), a pratica do taurobolium, nas festas de Cibele, bem como seus rituais, foram associados ao culto da Virgem Maria, no periodo de Costantino.
Caspar, too, had been reborn at his initiation into the Taurobolium, in a rite of death and rebirth during which the warm blood of the sacrificial bull washed clean his naked body.
Dionisio), Roma (na suovetaurilia e no taurobolium), e na antiga India, ainda sobrevive na India contemporanea.
While, for example, there is some evidence that the taurobolium, in which initiates are bathed in the blood of a sacrificed bull, may have been practiced in the cult of Kybele, there is no evidence that this rite was ever practiced in the mysteries of Mithras, as was once claimed and White repeats.