Fons was the Roman god of wells and springs.
Parents: Janus and Juturna
As a god of pure water, Fons can be placed in opposition to Liber as a god of wine identified with Bacchus.
Water as a source of regeneration played a role in the Mithraic mysteries, and inscriptions to Fons Perennis (“Eternal Spring”) have been found in mithraea. In one of the scenes of the Mithraic cycle, the god strikes a rock, which then gushes water. A Mithraic text explains that the stream was a source of life-giving water and immortal refreshment.