People, Places & Times – Setting the Scene
The right hand side buttons link to some background information. Basically a short glossary.
Ø It is useful to draw a distinction between Pict, Pictland and Pictish as the Symbol Stones come predominantly from what is now the North East of Scotland – Pictland – which had a population labelled as Picts.
Ø As the author’s research has resulted in a connection between some form of Mithraism and the Symbol Stones, a short “Who’s Who” is offered to understand the chronology and location of Mitra, Mithra and Mithras.
Ø The Mithraic religious belief (the Mysteries of Mithras) was pursued indoors in a Mithraeum - plural Mithraea. A few were in Britannia, most in the modern-day European mainland. Remains are still visible mainly as ruins or ground outlines. Several identified on websites are mentioned in the Temples of Mithras pages.