Monday, March 14, 2005

Immaculate Conception

Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, were the sons of the god of war, Mars, and Rhea Silvia the Vestal Virgin. The product of this Immaculate Conception, Romulus, founded a city on a hill and was its first King. At death he was taken into heaven by his father Mars and worshipped by his descendants who called themselves the sons of god.

Some time after his death and ascension a patrician swore that he had met Romulus on a road and that he had told him, “It was the pleasure of the gods, from whom I came, that I should dwell again in heaven. Tell my people that if they practice self-restraint, and add courage to it, they will reach the utmost heights. And I will be their encouraging god.”

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