Rhea Siliva the daughter of King Numitor, was married to Mars, the Roman god of war. Rhea had twin sons named Romulus and Remus.
She loved them but soon discovered that there were plots by other deities to harm her father and her sons.
To protect the boys she set them adrift in a basket on the Tiber, hoping someone would would find and care for them.
After a time, the boys were rescued from the river by a she-wolf who fed them with her own milk. Until a shepherd named Faustulus and his wife found them and raised them. Eventually they became shepherds like Faustulus.