This deified monarch needed a new temple, and Versailles, where everything was his creation, both men and things, adored its maker.
Mithras was born of a rock, the marvel being seen only by certain shepherds, who brought gifts and adored him.
The Perfect were adored, and the kiss of peace was passed round.
Dressed with care in white uniform and mounted on a white horse, and always in the thickest of the fray, he was known and adored by his soldiers as the "White General."
The saying of the Johannine Gospel - that God is to be adored neither in Jerusalem nor on Gerizim, but that His true worshipper must worship Him in spirit and in truth - is in complete harmony with the old Christian piety.