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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.

The She-wolf of Rome

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The She-wolf with Remus and Romulus, photo from @HistoryNeedsYou

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This is an image of a coin used during the Roman Republic era. On it we can see the She-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus.

British Museum - Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum

The She-wolf, Romulus and Remus on an Ancient Roman coin. Circa 269-266 B.C.E.

Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf.

Wenceslaus Hollar (Wenzel Vaclav) (Bohemian, 1607–1677), Romulus and Remus 1652.

© Herbert List .Statue of the Wolf with Romulus and Remus (Capitoline Hill, Rome).

Three of Swords, tarot image (The Capitoline Wolf with Romulus & Remus).

The seven hills of Rome, with the She-wolf and Romulus and Remus.

An official poster for the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, by Armando Testa. The design for this poster was fiercely contested with 212 artists submitting 249 designs. The winning artist Armando Testa was from Turin who produced a modern interpretation of the Belvedere Capital including the she-wolf suckling Romulus & Remus, whilst the capital itself portrays the crowning of a victorious athlete. Graham Budd Antiques.

Lupa is the immortal wolf who trains demigods in the ways of Rome. She trains Roman demigods at the Wolf House then sends them to Camp Jupiter where they can join the legion. Remus and Romulus were the twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia who were thrown into the River Tiber at the command of their great-uncle Amulius. They were saved by a great she-wolf who nurtured and raised them as her own young.

La Lupa, Quartiere Coppedè, Rome.

La Lupa- column at San Pietro in Carcere.

Docili, Feroci e Immobili

La Lupa, the symbol of Rome.

La Lupa, taken early one February morning in Rome. Beautiful!

°°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.

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    On the left side of the Palazzo Senatorio (at the Piazza Campidoglio).

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Ancient Roman bronze Romulus and Remus statue. It shows the legendary twins being nursed by the she-wolf. Very rare piece with fine details. 100-300 C.E.

The Capitoline Wolf, Rome.

Romulus and Remus - Rome.

Romulus and Remus, a photo from Rome, Lazio | TrekEarth

De Agostino Carracci: "The She-Wolf Suckling Romulus and Remus."

Romulus and Remus, with the She-wolf of Rome.

Rome. Romulus and Remus.

Romulus and Remus - Rome.

The She-wolf in Rome,

Romulus and Remus.

On the grounds of the Capitoline Museum, Rome. The She-wolf with Romulus and Remus.