), the god of the sun among the Persians. (Xenoph. Cyrop.
7.5.53; Strab. xv. p.732
.) About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the empire.
The god is commonly represented as a handsome youth, wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting.
The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion.
This group appears frequently among ancient works of art, and a fine specimen is preserved in the British Museum.