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 (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.]


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

Cas′tor and Pol′lux

(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.
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Questo non e accaduto a Virgilio e ad Orazio: Orazio ha chiamato Virgilio "dimidium animae meae", meta dell'anima mia: questo non accade a due poeti d'Italia ch'io ritengo, oggi, grandi, i due lucidi dioscuri nel cielo della poesia: per le ragioni che voi tutti sapete, veduto che li conoscete e li amate come me: Montale e Ungaretti: (li cito in ordine alfabetico).
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.
On Heracles as an archetypical initiate along with the Dioscuri, see Xenophon, Hell.
38) The Dioscuri often act as rescuers from danger, hence their most frequent epiclesis [sigma][omega][tau][~.
Twins Teman and Teran Evans studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and upon graduating in 2004 launched their design company, DIOSCURI.
The explicit equivalency between the Dioscuri and the Penates can be shown to date back to at least 103 BCE, from several Roman coins from the late Republican period which show the heads of these deities with the inscription P(enates) P(ublici), and it is likely that the cult of the Dioscuri at Lavinium was always associated with Aeneas and the Penates (Ibid.
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.
Aniconic wooden pillars are among the most common symbols of the Dioscuri.
32) Revenge on the part of the Dioscuri was the reason for the