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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The constellation called "Gemini" in Latin harks back to the older Greek "Dioscuri" and these gods of strength are usually shown either as a pair of wrestling twins, or often on horseback, carrying spears.
NCN is the coordinator of the QuantERA program - the first ERA-NET managed by an agency from a country in the so-called new EU member states and the prestigious Dioscuri program, in cooperation with the German Max Planck Gesellschaft.
Apart from the fact that the temple often served for meetings of the Senate (115), the Dioscuri were first and foremost associated with the equestrians: Castor was favoured especially by the equites, and every (15) July, the transuectio equitum, which began outside the City at a temple of Mars, would proceed through the Forum passing in front of the Temple of Castor and Pollux before ending on the Capitol (116).
His enthusiasm for Goethe, however, was not to the disadvantage of the latter of the two Dioscuri, by whom I mean Friedrich von Schiller.
Isto sem contar que a propria terminologia com a qual eles sao referidos ja e indicativo de um problema em nosso recorte, uma vez que Dioscuri significa "filhos de Zeus".
(4.) O' Hanlan takes up Taylor's use of the word "personal" to introduce the Jungian concept of a "personal myth" in her discussion of de Chirico, albeit in relation to the Dioscuri rather than Ariadne.
(in the form of apotheosis); and is violently reacquired by the Dioscuri
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:
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.
All of the above is also true of the Greek Dioscuri, whose unmistakable affinity with the Vedic Asvins has long been noted and has become firmly entrenched in handbooks of comparative mythology.
Twins Teman and Teran Evans studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and upon graduating in 2004 launched their design company, DIOSCURI. Their high-gloss wooden bracelets, known as the Fruit Salad collection, were listed among Oprah's favorite things.