Tiberinus, the god of the river Tiber, helped Aeneas in his travel from Troy, suggesting to him that he land in Latium. Legend says Rome's founders, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus, were abandoned in a basket on its waters, where they were rescued by a she-wolf, Lupa. Later the twins founded the Roman Empire on the shore of this river. It was considered one of the most important rivers in the whole empire. The Tiber was also fast flowing, even at the end. During ancient times, dead criminals were tossed into the mouth of the Tiber, which was many kilometers southwest of Rome.
The Tiber river is the third longest river in Italy, the river has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, which was founded on the Eastern banks. Popularly called flavus, the blonde, in reference to the yellowish color of its water.
Just as Rome was founded on the shores of the Tiber River, there is a similar river that has followed the Roman beliefs to Camp Jupiter, a training ground for Roman demigods. The river is called the 'Little Tiber' mentioned several times throughout the book.
Percy and Annabeth have lunch on the Tiber.
|Magical Locations:||Aeolia | Camp Half-Blood (Grove of Dodona) | Camp Jupiter | Cave of Trophonius | C.C.'s Spa and Resort | Daedalus' Workshop | Lotus Hotel and Casino | Mount Othrys | Ogygia | Olympus | Pan's Cave | Sea of Monsters | The Labyrinth | Tartarus | Underworld | Waystation|
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|Other Locations:||Apennine Mountains | Aunty Em's Gnome Emporium | Carlsbad Caverns | Crusty's Water Bed Palace | Empire State Building | Gateway Arch | Grand Canyon | Greece | Hoover Dam | Italy | Junkyard of the Gods | Mount Diablo | Mount Etna | Mount Saint Helens | Mount Tamalpais | Pikes Peak | Polyphemus' Island | ROFL | Rome | Triple G Ranch | U.S.A. | Waterland|