Romulus

In Roman legend he was the founder of Rome. He and his twin, Remus, were sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Amulius, who overthrew Numitor's throne, cast them into the Tiber River, but they floated ashore. They were suckled by a she-wolf and reared by a shepherd. When they grew up they slew Amulius and made Numitor king. They then founded a city (traditionally 753 BC) on the spot where they were rescued from the Tiber. They later quarreled, and Romulus killed Remus. Romulus populated Rome with fugitives from other countries and gave them wives abducted from the Sabine tribe. After a long reign Romulus vanished in a thunderstorm. He was later worshiped as the god Quirinus.

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