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Tiberinus (statue from the Campidoglio, Rome)

Tiberinus is a figure in Roman mythology. He was added to the 3000 rivers (sons of Oceanus and Tethys), as the genius of the river Tiber.

According to Virgil's epic Aeneid, he helped Aeneas in his travel from Troy, suggesting to him that he land in Latium (see founding of Rome) and gave him much other precious advice. With Manto, Tiberinus was the father of Ocnus. (Aeneid, X, 198ff).

Altar, showing Tiberinus (bottom right) revealing the twins

Tiberinus is also known as the river god who found the twins Romulus and Remus and gave them to the she-wolf Lupa (who had just lost her own cubs) to suckle. He later rescued and married Rhea Silvia, the mother of the twins and a Vestal Virgin who had been sentenced to death.


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Tiberinus is a figure in Roman mythology. He was added to the 3000 rivers (sons of Oceanus and Tethys), as the genius of the river Tiber.

According to Virgil's epic Aeneid, he helped Aeneas in his travel from Troy, suggesting to him that he land in Latium (see founding of Rome) and gave him much other precious advice. With Manto, Tiberinus was the father of Ocnus. (Aeneid, X, 198ff).


Tiberinus is also known as the river god who found the twins Romulus and Remus and gave them to the she-wolf Lupa (who had just lost her own cubs) to suckle. He later rescued and married Rhea Silvia, the mother of the twins and a Vestal Virgin who had been sentenced to death.


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