River Tiber

The route of the River Tiber

The Tiber (in Latin: Tiberi) is a river in Italy which, according to myths, was the place where the city of Rome was founded on, and whose god was Tiberinus.


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.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Son of Neptune

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.

The Mark of Athena

Percy and Annabeth have lunch on the Tiber.


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