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Numa Pompilius(no͞o`mə pŏmpĭl`ēəs), legendary king of Rome, successor to Romulus. His consort, the nymph Egeria, was said to have aided him in his rule. The origin of Roman ceremonial law and religious rites was ascribed to him. Among other achievements, he was supposedly responsible for the pontifices, flamens (sacred priests), vestal virgins, worship of Terminus (the god of landmarks), the building of the temple of Janus, and the reorganization of the calendar into days for business and holidays.
according to ancient tradition, the second king of ancient Rome (reigned from 715 to 673 or 672 B.C.).
Numa was a Sabine. He is regarded as the founder of various religious cults, as well as the organizer of the priestly colleges and the artisans’ colleges.