Friday, May 31, 2013

Rome's Romulus and Remus Statue Replicas

There are many variations of Romulus and Remus statue made as souvenirs. Ever notice how different the depiction of the wolf and brothers can be? Some are detailed and some are not. Some castings show the twins well and others display an unrecognizable blob under the wolf. Some even depict the wolf as emaciated, as seen in the second photo above. Guess those two kids were hungry. According to myth, Romulus and Remus are twins and central characters in the foundation of the city of Rome. As babies, the twins are abandoned to die in the river Tiber. They are saved by a series of miraculous interventions: the river carries them to safety, a she-wolf named Lupa finds and suckles them, and a woodpecker feeds them.

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