Mithras wearing a Phrygian cap, a serpent and a small dog drinking the blood as he kills a sacred bull. Roman Mithraism: a syncretic secret religion of male initiates mainly military centered in Rome ca.1st C. BCE -4th C. CE. Adopted by the Greeks loosely based on Mithra a persian or zoroastrian god, the name is also similar to vedic and iranian gods. This iconography is likely specific to the roman cult. Perhaps a rival to early Christianity. BM
Roman God Mithras born from the rock (petra genetrix), statue dedicated by Aurelius Bassinus, ædituus (curator of the cult installations) of the principia of the castra peregrina of the Imperial horseguards (equites singulares). Marble, age of Commodus. ca. 180-192 AD. Rome. Marble . Baths of Diocletian. Epigraphical Museum
Protector and special counselor of the Roman state and queen of the gods. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister (but also the wife) of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Juventas, Mars, and Vulcan. As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman empire she was called Regina ("queen") and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome.
Cronus (Aka Saturn) was king of the Titans and forced his wife Rhea to surrender their six children for him to eat alive in vain hopes of breaking a prophecy of being supplanted by them. Zeus and the Olympians escaped and waged a ten year war, "The Titanomachy"
#Serapis: "Sarapis was regarded as a healer, with Isis; usurping the role of Ascelpius he became the guardian and savior of all mankind. Moreover, his form of healing was medicinal, rather than mystical: Ptolemy I built a temple of Serapis (the Serapeum) adjacent to the Library of Alexandria, where ‘doctors’ could study medicine and healing arts."--Derek Murphy