Beneath the city of London winds the buried river Walbrook, the fresh water source for the Romans. Beside the calverts, a Roman temple, rededicated to Serapis, sits in the basement under Bucklersbury House, across the road from the Bank of England. Only rediscovered in 1954.
Within the temple, a statue of Mercury, guide to the souls of the dead, and one to Serapis, with the grain-basket of resurrection upon his head. A plaque in Latin reads: “For the Salvation of our lords and the noble Caesar, and to the god Mithras, the Invincible Sun from the east to the west”.
His mother Olympias had told Alexander that he had been conceived when a thunderbolt of Zeus entered her womb. The Oracle confirmed that Alexander was indeed descended from Amun Ra, the Egyptian name for Zeus, and as such, he was the legitimate ruler of Persia and Egypt. Henceforth, Alexander referred to Zeus-Ammon as his true father.
The great broken horn of Daniel, the Cornucopia, or Holy Grail, represents prosperity and immortality for those who drink from it. Lost in a maze of symbolism, Greeks tell of the horn broken off the head of an enchanted goat by the infant Zeus. Romans, of the river god, Achelous, losing it to Hercules over a woman. In Christian iconography the Horn of plenty is replaced by a goblet from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper.