Pollux


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Pol·lux

 (pŏl′əks)
n. Greek Mythology
1. One of the Dioscuri.
2. A binary star in the constellation Gemini, approximately 33 light years from Earth and of roughly equal brightness with Castor.

[Latin Pollūx, from Greek Poludeukēs.]

Pollux

(ˈpɒləks)
n
1. (Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, lying close to the star Castor. Visual magnitude: 1.15; spectral type: K0III; distance: 34 light years. See also Castor
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth See Castor and Pollux

Pol•lux

(ˈpɒl əks)

n.
1. the brother of Castor. Compare Castor and Pollux.
2. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.

Pol·lux

(pŏl′əks)
A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pollux - the brightest star in Gemini; close to Castor
Gemini - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
Translations

Pollux

[ˈpɒləks] n (Myth, Astron) → Polluce m
References in classic literature ?
I see, moreover, many other Achaeans whose names I could tell you, but there are two whom I can nowhere find, Castor, breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer; they are children of my mother, and own brothers to myself.
In fact, those four names - D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - were venerated among all who wore a sword; as, in antiquity, the names of Hercules, Theseus, Castor, and Pollux were venerated.
And I saw Leda the wife of Tyndarus, who bore him two famous sons, Castor breaker of horses, and Pollux the mighty boxer.
Again the Castor and Pollux of the wilderness sallied forth, and again their flint guns were at fault, and missed fire, and nothing went off but the buffalo.
As he entered the city, he heard the inhabitants talking at the street corners, and saying that Hercules was brave, and Jason too, and Castor and Pollux likewise, but that Theseus, the son of their own king, would turn out as great a hero as the best of them.
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