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Tiberinus is ever so helpful. He saved my children Romulus and Remus, you know, and brought them to the wolf goddess Lupa. Later, when that old king Numen tried to kill me, Tiberinus took pity on me and made me his wife. I’ve been ruling the river kingdom at his side ever since. He’s just dreamy!

Rhea Silvia, on Tiberinus

Tiberinus was a river god in Roman mythology. He was added to the 3,000 rivers (sons of Oceanus and Tethys), as the genius of the Tiber River.

History

He helped Aeneas in his travel from Troy, suggesting to him that he land in Latium and gave him much other precious advice.

Tiberinus was also known as the river god who found the twins Romulus and Remus and gave them to the she-wolf Lupa. He later rescued and married Rhea Silvia, the mother of the twins and a Vestal Virgin who had been sentenced to death.

In the Series

Years later, Tiberinus and his wife Rhea Silvia assisted many children of Athena on their quest for the Athena Parthenos. He regretted that most of them had a painful death later on.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Mark of Athena

Tiberinus and his wife helped Annabeth Chase, the "child of Wisdom", on her quest for the Athena Parthenos in Rome, Italy. He was mistaken for and repeatedly compared to Gregory Peck. He claimed that his appearance is because of the movement of Western Civilization. He explained that while the gods moved from place to place and affected the world, the world also affected Rome, causing the gods in Rome to change along with the way the world saw Rome. He continued to drive Annabeth around Rome until dropping her off at an entrance to the Roman underground.

Appearance

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Gregory Peck, who Tiberinus is said to look like.

Do you two always look like American movie stars?

Percy Jackson, to Tiberinus and Rhea Silvia

Tiberinus was compared to Gregory Peck, a popular American actor most known for the role of Atticus Finch in the 1960 film To Kill a Mockingbird, who rode a Vespa. Percy Jackson remarked that he was handsome in a "1950s dad-on-television way." When he met Annabeth and Percy, he was wearing a silky gray suit, but the waistline of his slacks was higher than normal and yet he managed to look manly and stylish at the same time. His hair was short and greased back from his "craggy face" although he seemed around his mid-thirties.

Initially, Percy confused Tiberinus with an actor from the television series Mad Men.

The Heroes of Olympus
Core Series: The Lost Hero | The Son of Neptune | The Mark of Athena | The House of Hades | The Blood of Olympus
Main Characters: Jason Grace | Piper McLean | Leo Valdez | Percy Jackson | Frank Zhang | Hazel Levesque | Annabeth Chase | Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano | Nico di Angelo | Gleeson Hedge
Minor Characters: Rachel Elizabeth Dare | Thalia Grace | Octavian | Fleecy | Dakota | Ella | Tyson | Mrs. O'Leary | Arion | Hylla | Echo | Bob | Calypso
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Hades | Ares | Demeter | Athena | Apollo | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus
Minor Gods: Achelous | Aeolus | Boreas | Keto | Khione | Thanatos | Iris | Hypnos | Hecate | Nemesis | Mithras | Notus | Triptolemus | Zephyros | Serapis | Kymopoleia | Nike | Phorcys
Roman Gods: Jupiter | Juno | Neptune | Pluto | Mars | Minerva | Ceres | Lupa | Bellona | Fortuna | Janus | Terminus | Vulcan | Mercury | Pomona | Aquilon | Hercules | Cupid | Auster | Favonius | Letus | Victoria | Orcus
Giants: Enceladus | Porphyrion | Polybotes | Alcyoneus | Ephialtes | Otis | Damasen | Clytius | Mimas | Orion | Hippolytus | Thoon | Periboia
Undead: Echo | Gray | Lityerses | Medea | Midas | Narcissus | Otrera | Phineas | Sciron
Primordial Gods: Gaea | Tartarus | Ourae | Nyx | Chaos | Ouranos | Akhlys | Erebos | Hemera | Elpis | Spes
Companion Books: Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Demigods and Monsters | The Ultimate Guide | The Demigod Files | The Demigod Diaries | The Son of Sobek | The Singer of Apollo | The Staff of Serapis | Percy Jackson's Greek Gods | Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes | The Crown of Ptolemy | Demigods & Magicians