Borders Drawn in Blood
Mithras is the god of light from Persia. He is always depicted slaying the holy bull, and so giving life to the earth. During the days of the Roman Empire he had many followers in the military. So much so, that he is often referred to as the soldiers’ god even today.
Mithraism is a monotheistic faith, except that the religion also depicts some other figures subordinate to Mithras. They are represented by various constellations in the night sky (such as Cancer, and Taurus). These figures relate to Mithras in a similar manner as Arch-Angels relate to Jesus in the Christian faith. The exception is that not all of these figures are directly controlled or even allied with Mithras.
There are many doctrinal similarities between Mithraism and Christianity. Because of this many followers of Mithras consider themselves to also be Christians and will attend either or both ceremonies when given the opportunity.