Rome is awash with tales of gods and legends who formed the mighty Empire, few more famous that that of the twins Romulus and Remus. Born to their mythical mother Rea Silvia, conceived by either the god Mars or the demi-god Hercules (confusion here?).

When the twins were born, they were left to die, yet were saved by a series of miraculous interventions. A she-wolf found them and suckled them. A shepherd and his wife fostered and raised them to manhood. The twins proved to be great leaders and founded a new city for themselves. Romulus on the Palatine Hill and Remus on Aventine Hill …

This famous Capitoline Wolf found in the Roman Forum shows the She Wolf suckling the twins.

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