She-wolf (disambiguation)

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A she-wolf is a female member of the species Canis lupus. The classical Roman she-wolf icon is known as the Capitoline Wolf.

She-wolf or she wolf may also refer to:


  • The She-Wolf (Italian: La Lupa), an Italian verismo novella by Giovanni Verga, published in 1880
  • "The She-Wolf", a story by Saki
  • She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon, a historical study of the Capitoline Wolf by Cristina Mazzoni, Cambridge University Press





  • Acca Larentia, courtesan known as the she-wolf in the legend of the founding of Rome; wife of Faustulus, who finds the babies Romulus and Remus being suckled by the she-wolf in the Lupercal cave.
  • Isabella of France, wife of Edward II popularly known as the 'she-wolf '
  • Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI - called "She-wolf of France but worse" in Shakespeare's Henry VI
  • Jessie Mae Hemphill: The Delta's She-Wolf of the Blues.


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