There are many spectulations but the one that pops up the most is that Romulus and Remus are the sons of an unknown man and Rhea Slivia. The twins were not supposed to be born so as punishment they were supposed to die but the exocutioner had a change of heart and saved the childeren by sending them down the river in a basket.
The start of Rome
Once the the river god Tibernus gave the children protection, they were taken care of by a she-wolf. They finally grew up and the she-wolf died. They returned to the kingdom and King Amulius did not recognize them. Remus gets captured and Remulus organizes shepards to go free Remus. During this they kill King Amulius. The brothers are offered the throne but turned it down.
Romulus's death and Rome's future.
Romulus and Remus were in disagreement over where they wanted to start their own city. They both went to their own peaks and decided that the amount of birds that they see there will determine what spot is better. They were both near mountains. Romulus claimed he saw 12 birds while Remus only saw six. When Remulus started getting more supporters, Remus tripped over the wall that Romulus was building and Remus died.
Were They Real?Were they a myth? Maybe a bit of both?
Romulus named the city of Rome after himself originally called Roma. The name was later changed but the main idea is that he named it after himself. The city had a low ratio of men to women so there were not many women in the city of Roma to start. Romulus stole women from other states and brought them back to Rome. The kings of the states that the women were stolen from fought to bring them back but Romulus was prosperous with the help of Jupiter. After the fight the kings and Romulus joined their kingdoms to form a larger state.
Romulus has many deaths according to legends. Some say that a very powerful storm cast down a wind that created a whirlwind to carry Romulus away. Others say that his death was planned by one of the former kings or leaders wanting power again. And some say that at the age of only 53 he disappeared. Rome had the senetors decide what to do after that but their choices made it into one of the best states.
Due to the time and no recent finds that there is proof that Romulus and Remus actually were alive. They were sculpted in artwork and many there is evidence that points towards that they were real but there is a split decision. Some say that the legend and evidence shows to far-fetched for them to be real people. Others say that the foundation of most ancient civilizations is like Romulus and Remus's origins and stories. Without a time machine or a game changing discovery, we may never know if Romulus and Remus were actually real.