Faustulus (Faustus) Roman The shepherd who found the twin infants Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf and took them to his home to give them shelter. His wife Acca Larentia (1) nursed them and raised the boys as her own. Faustulus was, according to some versions of the story of these twins, a shepherd to King Amulias, who had ordered that Romulus and Remus be put into the Tiber River to die just after they were born. Having overheard the king's plan, Faustulus followed the servants who were going to destroy the boys and rescued the infants. Later, Faustulus made the boys' parentage known to the kingdom and helped them restore their grandfather, Numitor, as king of Alba Longa, thus ensuring their inheritance. Faustulus died trying to stop one of the many fights between the adult Romulus and Remus. He was known in classical Roman times to have been buried on the Aventine Hill.