Numa Pompilius, legendary second king of infant Rome, and Lycurgus,
legendary lawgiver of Sparta in the ninth century B.C., are compared as
founding fathers in parallel accounts by Plutarch (see Numa Pompilius, Lycurgus, and the comparison of the two). It is
possible that the particular emphasis of these Lives contributes to the
Creature's decision, as it were, to become a founding father himself.