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mystery religion

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Definition of mystery religion in English:

noun

A religion centred on secret or mystical rites for initiates, especially any of a number of cults popular during the late Roman Empire.
Example sentences
  • And it kind of evolved into a mystery religion.
  • The result is a Celtic Christian mystery religion which centres on the grail as a mystic experience.
  • This is most notable in the area of religion, with the advent of various mystery religions, but the Egyptians especially had a strong effect on Greek philosophy and science.

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