Feral Children in Fact and Fiction

by | Mar 8, 2016 | Benjamin Radford, Folklore, Investigation, Research, Skepticism | 0 comments

Legends from around the world tell of children raised by wild animals including wolves, bears, and apes. The feral child is common in myth and folklore, dating back at least to Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers of Roman mythology rescued from certain death and raised by a wolf. The feral child image evokes a strong romanticism for many people, and this was especially true at the turn of the last century. You can read my new CFI blog on the topic HERE. 

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