In Plato's Symposium the members of a party discuss the meaning of love. Socrates says that in his youth he was taught "the philosophy of love" by Diotima, who was a seer or priestess. Socrates also claims that Diotima successfully postponed the plague of Athens.
Mitra was the god of the sun, of Persian origin that became part of the Roman Empire and his cult was developed as a mystery religion, and was organized in secret societies, exclusively male, esoteric and initiatory character. He enjoyed particular popula