Despite promising the gods to not have kids, Rhea, a Latin princess still had two children with the Roman god of war, Mars in 800 B.C.
Because Rhea had broken her promise, she was punished. Her two sons, Romulus and Remus were taken away from her and left to drown on the bank of the flooding Tiber River in a cradle.
Before Romulus and Remus drowned, a she-wolf (a female wolf) found them. The she-wolf fed them and took care of them, until.....
Romulus Rules Rome
One day, a shepherd came across the she-wolf and the two boys. Thinking they were in danger, the shepherd killed the she-wolf. The shepherd then took the two boys and raised them as his own with his wife.
When the boys grew older, they decided to build a city on the Tiber River. However, the brothers argued on who should rule the city. To make things fair, they let the gods choose between them. Each brother climbed to a different hill to look for signs from the gods (omens). The brothers fought over the meanings of the omens, and with anger, Romulus killed Remus.
After killing his brother, Romulus began to build his city on the spot he had chosen, the bank of the Tiber River. After successfully building the city, Romulus named it after himself. He named it ROME.