(Roman mythology) Founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Rhea Silvia and Mars) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome.
In Roman legend, founder and first king of Rome, the son of Mars and Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa.
Romulus and his twin brother Remus were thrown into the Tiber by their great-uncle Amulius, who had deposed Numitor, but were suckled by a she-wolf and rescued by a shepherd. On reaching adulthood they killed Amulius and founded Rome.
Having murdered Remus, Romulus reigned alone until he disappeared in a storm; he was thereafter worshiped as a god under the name of Quirinus.
Brat Remov, osnivač i prvi kralj grada Rima (753-716), sin vestalke Ree Silvije i boga Marsa.