Mars, the roman god of war, was the father of Romulus and Remus. their mother, Rhea was supposed to be a Vestal Virgin so that she could not bear any heir's to the throne so that Amulius could stay in power
Amulius, the king at the time, ordered the twins drowned in the Tiber River, but they floated down the river and where found by a she wolf, who cared for them until a herdsman found them
raised by the herdsman and his wife, the twins became the leaders of a bunch of adventurous kids, who eventually killed Amulius and restored their grandfather to the throne. they also founded a city where they had been saved, however when they were working on the wall, Remus jumped over it and was killed.
Romulus got power, and the city was named after him, and increased the population by inviting the Sabine's to a festival and captured their women. the women married the captors, and stopped the Sabine's from taking the city. Romulus accepted the king Titus Tatius as coruler. when he died, Romulus was sole ruler again.
Romulus mysteriously disappeared in a storm, the Romans thought he had changed into a god, and worshiped him as the deity Quirinus
the famous bronze statue of the she-wolf in the Capitoline Museums in Rome is believed to date back to the early Roman republic