Xxii., xxxvii., 1., lxii., cvii., cxlv.
Cvii.) and inscriptions preserve the knowledge that the mystic, sacratus, passed through seven degrees, which probably corresponded to the seven planetary spheres traversed by the soul in its progress to wisdom, perfect purity, and the abode of the blest: Corax, Raven, so named because the raven in Mithraic mythology was the servant of the Sun; Cryphius, Occult, a degree in the taking of which the mystic was perhaps hidden from others in the sanctuary by a veil, the removal of which was a solemn ceremonial; Miles, Soldier, signifying the holy warfare against evil in the service of the god; Leo, Lion, symbolic of the element of fire; Perses, Persian, clad in Asiatic costume, a reminiscence of the ancient origin of the religion; Heliodromus, Courier of the Sun, with whom Mithras was identified; Pater, Father, a degree bringing the mystic among those who had the general direction of the cult for the rest of their lives.
I., ii., iv., v., vi., vii., viii., ix., x., rill., xiv., xv., xvii., xx., xxiii., xxxii., xxxiii., xxxvi., x111., xliii., xlvii., xlviii., 1V11., lxvii., lxviii., lxxxvii., xcvii., xcviii., cvii., cxv., cxviii.
Cv., cvii., cxiv., cxvi.
25, cvi.-cvii.; and (4) cviii., from a later hand.