The myth of Rome’s origin state that a she wolf breast-fed the two abandoned babies Romulus and Remus saving their lives. Romulus, grown adult, was the founder of Rome.
The she wolf is therefore associated to Rome foundation, to our sense of identity and has been the symbol of Rome in the past 28 centuries.
It seems strange but events that happened millennia ago are current for a Roman citizen, the She Wolf is a symbol with which the Romans identify themselves now.
It is the emblem of the city together with the famous S.P.Q.R – the senate and the people of Rome.
The symbol of the She Wolf is everywhere: in the garbage cans, in the ribbon for road works, on the Capitol - the seat of the municipality. Of course, the soccer team Roma has the yellow and red roman colors and the she wolf as a symbol. The genuine Romans frequently wear a pendant with the she wolf.