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
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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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Il est d'ailleurs interessant de constater que ces deux disciplines, equestre et pugilistique, etaient reunies sous le patronage des Dioscures, protecteurs de Rome.
When the poet understands his mission as promulgator of the Latin renaissance, he hears the horses of the Dioskouri neighing, which is to be understood as a symbol of the country's unrestrained will to fight: "Et j'entends les chevaux des Dioscures hennir" (v.