"The flies settled back in their orbit around the hermit’s head (Circum caput, he muttered) and he opened his buckskin bag and produced two crude wooden carvings, one which seemed to be a moose, the other a beaver, or perhaps a woodchuck or even a groundhog."

Servius Tullius was the 6th king of Rome and the second king of the Etruscan dynasty, reigning between 578 and 535 BC. According to legend, he was born a slave in the household of king Tarquinius Priscus, and that as a boy, a circle of fire was seen around his head (circum caput).  This was considered a divine sign; from then on he was raised as the king’s child and heir.