Romulus and Remus: the legend. Who brought up Romulus and Remus?
Surely many readers at least once in their lives have heard the names of Romulus and Remus. The legend of these brothers originated many centuries ago. For centuries, it has passed from mouth to mouth, without undergoing changes. Initially, few people doubted the veracity of the story that Romulus and Rem, being essentially orphans, became the founders of one of the most magnificent policies of antiquity. Undoubtedly, only people knowledgeable in some issues could build such a city and organize its existence. Who was involved in the education of orphans? Who laid in them such qualities as courage, dedication and love for his people?
Beginning of the story: parents of Romulus and Rem
Before you tell who brought up Romulus and Remus, you should look at the very beginning of the story of their birth. According to legend, the mother of the twins was Ray Sylvia, daughter of King Numitor, who was ousted from the throne. At a young age, she was sent to the temple of the goddess Vesta to serve as a priestess. The beauty of the young maiden was captivated by Mars - the god of war.As a result of their forbidden connection, now famous heroes were born.
Amulius, the brother of the dethroned Numitor, was frightened that the boys would claim the throne. At the time of the birth of the twins, he occupied the throne and did not want to share his power with anyone. Amuli’s fear was also caused by an unusual energy emanating from infants. That is why the king decided to kill brothers who did not even have time to give names.
The babies were put in a large basket and told the servant to lower it into the waters of the turbulent Tiber. At that time, the river was restless, the waves beat against the shore and threatened to wash away everyone who approached it. The servant got scared and threw the basket with the babies on the beach. It is at this moment that the story begins, telling how and by whom Romulus and Remus were raised.
Brothers and Mother Wolf Rescue
To the voices of children crying inconsolably in the basket, a wolf came out. Her cubs recently died, the maternal instinct did not have time to fade, and her nipples were overflowing with milk. She-wolf moved the brothers to her hole and began to take care of them. Many still believe that they know the correct answer to the question of who raised Romulus and Remus. But this is far from the case.The brothers spent a little time in the wolf hole. There they were found by a royal servant who was grazing near the banks of the river of pigs.
Parents are those who raised
Fpustul (that was the name of the swineherd) took the babies from the wolf's lair. Together with his wife, they began to care for the boys, as their own sons. It is this married couple who is considered to be those who were brought up by Romulus and Remus. For a long time, the brothers thought that this was their real parents.
Dexterity, strength and courage of the matured brothers soon made them famous. At that time, an uprising broke out in Latia (the so-called territory that was once Troy). Romulus and Remus collected a small army and began to fight with the king Amuli. Romulus was captured when Rem learned from a shepherd, whom he considered to be his father, the truth about his origin. He hastened to help his brother, with the support of the population of Latia, who suffered from the inordinate cruelty of his ruler. Having deposed Amulius from the throne, the brothers helped Numitor to become the ruler of the state again.
In the capital, Latia, the twins did not want to stay. They decided to build a new city, now known as Rome, and chose a place for it on the Palatine Hill.Here one of the brothers found his death - Romulus. But that's another story.