Dioscuri


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Di·os·cu·ri

 (dī-ŏs′kyə-rī′, dī′ə-skyo͝or′ī)
pl.n. Greek Mythology
Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen and Clytemnestra, who were transformed by Zeus into the constellation Gemini.

[Greek Dioskouroi : Dios, genitive of Zeus, Zeus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + kouroi, pl. of kouros, boy; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

Dioscuri

(ˌdaɪɒsˈkjʊərɪ)
pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek name for Castor and Pollux, when considered together

Cas′tor and Pol′lux


n.pl.
(in Greek myth) twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for their fraternal affection and regarded as the protectors of persons at sea; the Dioscuri.
Translations
dioskuurit
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In counterpoint to the chorus's emphasis on Clytemnestra's murder of Agamemnon and the consequent justice of matricidal violence (Euripides, Electra 1147-64, 1168-71), Orestes anticipates the criticism directed against Apollo by the Dioscuri ex machina, and predicts his ongoing alienation from the religious and civic inclusion requisite to membership in the polis:
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A network of at least one hundred sailors' sanctuaries--to Artemis, Apollo, the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux), the Great Gods of Samothrace, and many other divinities--played a crucial role in transforming Greeks' mental map of the ancient Mediterranean.
38) The Dioscuri often act as rescuers from danger, hence their most frequent epiclesis [sigma][omega][tau][~.
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Two other short articles read Tolkien alongside hypothesized pre-texts, although not medieval ones: Michael Milburn argues that Tolkien's definition of Faerie as "Imagination" can be understood only through reference to Coleridge's famous definition of the term, and Sherrylyn Branchaw contributes a fairly traditional source study that traces the twin elves Elladan and Elrohir to the Dioscuri of Greek mythology.
Sherrlyn Branchaw points out a classical source in "Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings," comparing the twin sons of Elrond to other sets of twins in Indo-European mythology, and concluding that Tolkien's conception of Elladan and Elrohir owes the most to Castor and Polydeuces, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy, and secondarily to Amphion and Zethos, the sons of Theban Antiope.
32) Revenge on the part of the Dioscuri was the reason for the
See the following examples now in the National Museum, Naples: from the House of Jason (IX, 5, 18) 114 321, (IX, 5, 14) 111 440, House of the Dioscuri (VI, 9, 6-7) 8977, from Herculaneum 8976, from Stabiae 8978.
Quick to catch on, Beethoven's younger contemporary, Schubert, brought true equality to the voice and piano partnership, the gently lapping waves urging on the singer in The Fisher Maiden and the deep rolling chords of the Song of the Sailor to the Dioscuri painting a more ominous seascape.
25) Faust, however, reassures him: "Forgive me lord, those are the traces / of lost spiritual natures, / a reverberation of the Dioscuri [the brothers of Helen], / By whom all sailors swore.
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