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Romulus and Remus in Roman Mythology

This is one version of the story of Romulus and Rĕmus. They were twin brothers that were ordered to be killed by the King of Alba Longa, King Amulius in fear of being dethroned.

But because the mother of the children, daughter of the previous king, said their father is one of their gods, either Mars or Hercules, he ordered a servant to carry out the death sentence instead.

Either pity or also afraid of the God’s wrath, the servant put the babies in a basket and drifted them on the river called Tiber trusting their fate to be done in by the elements.

The basket drifted and settled near a river bank caught by the roots of a fig tree where a she-wolf found them and kept them safe as if they were her own. Nurturing them, giving them food and milk.

Not long after that, maybe days maybe years, it wasn’t specified, but a childless shepherd and his wife found the boys and decided to raise them as their own.

They grew up into strong men with strong personalities. Also, maybe because of their early upbringing from the she-wolf, they were very aggressive individuals.