The She-wolf of Rome
The She-wolf of Rome is the official symbol of the Eternal City. In legend, a she-wolf sucked the twins Remus and Romulus, the founder of Rome. Today, it's also the symbol of Rome's soccer team, AS Roma. You'll see many examples of the She-wolf, La Lupa, when you walk through Rome.
°°Capitoline Wolf°° Traditional stories handed down by the ancient Romans themselves explain the earliest history of their city in terms of legend and myth. The most familiar of these myths, and perhaps the most famous of all Roman myths, is the story of Romulus and Remus, the twins who were suckled by a she-wolf.
Representation Romulus and Remus fed by the She-wolf, surrounded by representations of the Tiber and the Palatine. Panel from an alter dedicated to the divine couple of Mars and Venus. Roman artwork of the end of the reign of Trajan.
Panel carving of the She-wolf nursing Remus and Romulus.