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Related to Dioscuri: Kastor and Polydeuces
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.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek name for Castor and Pollux, when considered together
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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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