by Aiden Wetterhan, Form III
2 min. read — May 5, 2021
The insatiable fires of the earth are the yearning of the breast and the desire for growth in near sanctity. They can only be quelled by each other. Two Troian boys were sent down the river Tiber by a lowly servant. This one was given the bident of Hades but struck with the trident on Poseidon. Therefore, Hades looked down upon the boys, and Poseidon cared for the two from Heaven on high. Not a hair of either boy was drowned. Poseidon intended to care for the two forever, but Hades had a grudge against the two. One night, propelled by the moon as a lunatic, Hades was moved to place a wolf by the bank of the river. The basket got caught in a basin of reads, and the boys crawled to meet the new soul. Poseidon, furious and spiteful, went to Zeus himself and told his plight. Zeus heard of the dilemma from both and remembered how he was taken advantage of by Thetis. Therefore, remembering his even older ties to Troy, he decided to save the lives of the two boys on that very day.
Hades was forsaken and threatened Zeus that he would unleash the dead. Zeus, a wise god, told Hades that the bear’s mama would find her child and exact her vengeance. Poseidon and Hades then left to their domains as the she-wolf found her cub next to the two boys. Zeus had manipulated the nature of the she-wolf and she overflowed with milk upon hearing the cries of the children. The boys were thus nurtured by the she-wolf until they grew to strength one day. They became men and yet did not act in the way of their wet nurse. Zeus then knew the two would do great things and gave them seven hills so that they might be closer to the gods. One was Romulus, the other Remus.