taurobolium


taurobolium

noun, plural tau·ro·bo·li·a [tawr-uhboh-lee-uh] /ˌtɔr əˈboʊ li ə/.

  1. the sacrifice of a bull, followed by the baptism of neophytes in the blood, as practiced in the ancient rites of Mithras or Cybele.
  2. Fine Arts. a representation of the killing of a bull, as in Mithraic art.

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