Accalia and Lycaon
Accalia a she-wolf hid two humans:
Remus and Romulus from King Amulius
until they grew strong enough to face dangers.
Away from their pack they fought by Cernunnos’
side who relied on their swords and instincts.
The twins were rewarded a city of their choice
Rome, to be built on one of the seven hills.
A jealous contender son of Amulius
Lycaon the only, was set to kill the twins
to avenge his father’s death King Amulius.
He convinced Romulus to kill Remus
because Rome belongs to the best of the twins.
Now the twins were protected by Cernunnos
who was loved by lighting god Zeus.
Lycaon decided to make Cernunnos an enemy of Zeus.
He convinced Romulus to serve Remus’ remains
to Zeus in the temple of Hermes -Cernunnos favorite place.
Zeus was mad and insulted but being the god he is
he figured Cernunnos and Remus were victims.
Zeus punished Lycaon making him and his male descendents
wolves at night and men by morning, thus werewolves.
He gave Romulus a choice to be the disgraced of the twins
or bravely atone and pledge his loyalty to Zeus in the heavens.
Romulus chose to be Arcas a constellation in the heavens.
Remus was resurrected, to rule Rome as first of its Kings.
Zeus punished Lycaon also through his daughters:
Callisto, Dia, and Psophis who became constellations
in Zeus’ heavens: big bear, small bear, and Lupus.
A tribute to the founders of ancient Rome and the story of constellations