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I always thought the hippotamus thing was a parody on the wolves Romulus and Remus coming to life and defending Rome if that city were ever attacked? Kellyterryjones 23:22, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

wasn't the founder (perpetrator?) of Ankh-Mopork suckled by a hippopotamus as Romulus/Remus was suckled by a wolf? As you see I have a vested interest in this - Iron Hippo 23:58, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
That is one of the two legends of the founding of Ankh-Morpork recounted in The New Discworld Companion; the other is less, er, romantic. --Old Dickens 00:58, 24 June 2009 (UTC)