In Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus were considered as the twin brothers who founded the city of Rome.
It was believed that Remus and Romulus were sons of the Roman god of War, Mars and a princess named Rhea Silvia.
According to ancient myths, the King of the place where the boys lived was afraid that either Remus or Romulus would dethrone him someday so he ordered his troops to leave the boys in the Tiber River.
Popular Roman writers such as Virgil recorded the lives of both Remus and Romulus whom he claimed as their birth and adventures were designed in order Rome to be established.
It was widely accepted that the twin brothers were raised by a she-wolf who cared and safeguarded them from other wild animals.
In addition, an amicable woodpecker assists them in finding food before eventually some shepherds run across the twins.
Consequently, one of the shepherds brought the boys home and raised them as his kids. As they grew older, both Remus and Romulus became natural leaders.
Historians said that Remus discovered his true identity after he was captured and brought to King Amulius.
Adjacently, Romulus formed some shepherds to help save his brother and went on to kill the king thereafter.
Following the death of the King, the boys were offered to become the joint kings of the city but turned it down in the hopes of finding their own city.
Remus and Romulus left the area and eventually came to the place where Rome is situated today. The twin brothers liked the area in general but both wanted to place the city on a different hill.
Romulus wanted Rome to be founded on the top of the Palatine Hill while Remus chose the Aventine Hill.
Both settled to call for an augury to determine which hill to be used. Roman historians said that Romulus saw 12 vultures while his brother witnessed six, but neither of them refused to lose.
Romulus started constructing a wall around the Palatine Hill but Remus became jealous and went on to make fun of the wall that was built by his brother.
At one point, Remus leaped over the wall to show how effortless was it to cross. This gesture angered Romulus and resulted in him killing his own brother.