Animals (i.e., Feral Children)

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Bear Woman

Bear Woman was an Inuit girl who became lost while playing hide-and-seek with her brothers. She was found near death by a large bear, who took her home and raised her as his own (see also ... [more]

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus was the founder of the Achaemenid empire, one of the greatest of the ancient kingdoms, centered on Persia. According to legend Cyrus was the son of prince Cambyses and the daughter o... [more]


Enkidu is one of the central characters in the Epic of Gilgamesh, a 5,000-year-old poem from Mesopotamia. He was a wild man of the hills (see Feral Children), created from the earth by a go... [more]

Feral Children

These are children, almost always babies, who are taken and raised by wild animals. Occasionally they find their way back to society. They may be carried off from their villages by females ... [more]

Nebuchadnezzar II

Nebuchadnezzar was King of Babylon from 605 to 562 BCE, succeeding his father, Nabopolassar. It was he who destroyed Jerusalem in 586 and forced the Jews into captivity in Babylon. He was a... [more]

Rabbit Boy

Like Blood Clot Boy, Rabbit Boy arose from a blood clot. This time the clot was found by a rabbit, who kicked it around in play. This motion caused the clot to transform itself into a littl... [more]

Romulus and Remus

These were twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia. Their grandfather, Numitor, was the king of Alba Longa and was deposed by his younger brother, Amulius, who ordered the twins to be thrown into... [more]

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