BC: And that, legend tell us - is how Rome was formed.
FC: A Romulus and Remus Mixbook Created by: Hannah Green For: History 6th Pd. Coach Jackson
1: According to legend, Romulus and Remus justified their right to rule because their mother was a princess and their father was the war god Mars.
3: Rhea was married to the war god, Mars. Rhea had twin sons, Romulus and Remus. But there were dangerous plots to harm her father, herself, her husband and her children. Mars was also concerned that one day they would overthrow his reign and take over. So, Mars put the in a trough and set them adrift in the river. His plan was to get rid of them, but he convinced Rhea that it was for the boy's protection.
5: The river was flooded, and the trough remained afloat until the water subsided. When the trough washed ashore, a she-wolf discovered the babies and took them as her own. She fed and protected them until they were found and adopted by a shepherd and his wife.
7: As the twins grew older, they decided they did not want to take care of sheep. They wanted to be kings. They decided to build a city on the shores of Tiber. They both wanted to be the only king. They quarreled, and in a fit of rage Romulus picked up a rock. He killed his brother and made himself king.