Castor and Pollux

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Castor and Pollux

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the twin sons of Leda: Pollux was fathered by Zeus, Castor by the mortal Tyndareus. After Castor's death, Pollux spent half his days with his half-brother in Hades and half with the gods in Olympus

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.
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130) for the Dioskouroi twins and coins featuring their baetyl-like paired symbols, two conoid helmets (piloi), upon an altar.
The Early Lakonian Dioskouroi Reliefs," in [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
It is also unlikely that we have here a depiction of the Dioskouroi, as Mitropoulou (1977, p.
The author certainly ranges widely considering also, on the mythological side, the nostoi and the sack of Troy by Heracles and of Athens by the Dioskouroi, all of which is well worth reading.
are reflected in the promotion of the pan-Peloponnesian hero Herakles as a role model for the single king at the expense of the Dioskouroi, who symbolized dual kingship and had a limited, regional appeal.
that is a likely candidate for the Anakeion, the Athenian shrine of the Dioskouroi.