The authors of Mushrooms Myth & Mithras follow the same cow trail I do. Some call Amanita Muscaria mushroom, “Raven’s Bread,” and the shrooms often grow in cow pies. I skipped the “raven” picture to focus on the, Cattle Egret. Mythology muddied by time has left us guessing at ancient symbolism. Ancient Egyptians may have lumped the Cattle Egret with the Ibis. You must admit the egret, in the last picture, looks mighty regal on his buffalo perch. Egyptians had Hathor the cow goddess and Thoth the Ibis god. The first picture shows the Roman Mithras standing atop older bull mythologies, like Ptah – Apis and Brahma from the Hindu pantheon.



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