Faustulus was the name of the shepherd who found the babies Romulus and Remus in the she-wolf's lair. His name seems to be related to that of Faunus: if a god favet (favours), as Faunus did, he is faustus (lucky), as Faustulus was. Strictly speaking his name is thus a diminutive οι faustus, meaning 'lucky little fellow'.