Romulus and Remus were twin boys born to a princess named Rhea Silvia. Their father was the fierce Roman god of war, Mars. The king where the boys lived was scared that someday Romulus and Remus would overthrow him and take his throne. So he had the boys left in a basket on the Tiber River.
Remus and Romulus were found by the river god Tiberinus and raised by a she-wolf until they were then raised by a shepard.
The twins soon realized that the king had gotten rid of them and so they returned to kill the king. with the king dead they were offered the crown but turned it down.
The twins eventually came to the place where Rome is located today. They both liked the general area, but each wanted to place the city on a different hill. Romulus wanted the city to be on top of Palatine Hill while Remus preferred Aventine Hill.
Romulus went ahead and started building a wall around Palantine Hill. However, Remus was jealous and began to make fun of Romulus' wall. At one point Remus jumped over the wall to show how easy it was to cross. Romulus became angry and killed Remus.
With Remus dead, Romulus continued to work on his city and named it Rome after himself.