The She-wolf has become a famous character in Roman history and a vital part of their heritage. According to the legend, the twins Romulus and Remus were said to have been found on the banks of the Tiber by the She-Wolf and cared for until they were found by the shepherd. The most famous depiction is the Capitoline Wolf, pictured above, a bronze Etruscan style sculpture. The infant portrayals of Romulus and Remus are thought to have been added later.
The Italian football team A.S. Roma includes the Wolf on their emblem.