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RHEA-SILVIA

Roman legendary mortal

Also known as ILIA, REA-SILVIA

Mother of ROMULUS and REMUS.

RHEA-SILVIA had a rather nasty uncle called Amalius who wanted to ensure he was next in line for the throne of Alba Longa.

He made his niece worship VESTA so she would be forced to take a vow of chastity. She became a Vestal Virgins and was strictly off-limits for the next thirty years.

However MARS had other ideas and followed her into the woods one day. This resulted in twin boys.

Amalius was furious. He killed her and slung the baby twins into a basket. But the twins, ROMULUS and REMUS, were of course rescued and went on to greatness.

RHEA-SILVIA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : RHEA-SILVIA
Location : Italy and Roman Europe
Gender : Female
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ILIA, REA-SILVIA
Popularity index : 11659

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Article last updated on 27 December 2005 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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