The labarum was adopted by the followers of Mithras.

Background Edit

The symbol was commonly used by Roman soldiers with whom the worship of Mithras was extremely popular. The symbol was eblazoned on many warrior's shields for he was primarily a soldier's god. The symbol was formerly carried upon banners into battle.

Behind the scenesEdit

The game incorrectly depicts the labarum as the sybol of Mithras. In reality, it represents the Greek letters ΧΡ as the monogram for Christ (in Greek: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) and was adopted as a Christian symbol in traditional Christianity (Greek and Latin).

It was an introduction by Emperor Contantine I around October 27, 312, preparing for the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. The Emperors identified themselves with the Mithraic title Sol Invictus, but other than that, the labarum was never historically linked to Mithras; and certainly the Romans who brought the worship of Mithras to Britannia were not the same Romans of Contantine I.