According to a legend, the city of Rome was founded by twins, Romulus and Remus. Their father was Mars, the god of war, and their mother was a Latin princess. The Latin king took the infants and put them in a basket. He abandoned them on the banks of the Tiber River. The king was afraid the twins might try to take his throne, so he left them to die.
A female wolf found the twins and fed them her own milk. Finally some shepherds rescued the twins and raised them as their own children. After growing up, the boys decided to build a city in the place where they had been born. Each brother decided to rule one part of the city. They each chose a hill from which to rule the new city.
Temple of Romulus