The Rutuli or Rutulians (ancient italic Rudhuli, «the red ones» with the meaning of «the blond ones») were members of a legendary Italic tribe. The Rutuli were located in territory whose capital was the ancient town of Ardea, located about 35 km southeast of Rome.

Thought to have been descended from the Umbri and the Pelasgians, according modern scholars they were more probably connected with the Etruscan or the Ligurian peoples.

Read more about Rutuli:  Mythological History, War With Rome Under Tarquinius Superbus