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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"These heavenly twins appear to agree on widely varying subjects," said Mrs Ewing listing matters such as nuclear defence 'located mainly in Scotland',' graduated pensions, reform of the House of Lords, trades union penal clauses and entrance to the Common Market without safeguarding Scotland.
A cheekpiece showing a dog attacking a stag The cheekpiece is punched with an image of one of the heavenly twins, Castor and Pollux, who were believed to protect soldiers in battle, and a dolphin.
O'Toole's chapter on "The New Woman and the Boy" also suggests, for instance, that novels like Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins and Katherine Cecil Thurston's Max, which feature women who assume male identities, "open portals into radical territories of sexual and social identity."
These heavenly twins are not identical, but do share some of the most splendid deep-sky objects.
Chapter four examines Gissing's The Odd Women and chapter five explores hysterical citizenship in Grand's The Heavenly Twins. Notes and a bibliography are included.
Chapter 1 analyzes the ways in which Sarah Grand and Thomas Hardy incorporate feminist consciousness into their novels by depicting the internal perspectives of female characters in The Heavenly Twins (1893), The Beth Book (1898), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895).
St John, 14:1 YOU'VE heard about the heavenly twins. Have you heard about the unheavenly twins?
Instead of listing, as originally intended, "every book and article including 'New Woman' in its text, without regard for date," she has made exclusions for reasons of expediency--for instance, choosing a debate between pro- and anti-feminists in 1894 as the first official appearance of the term, and leaving out such essential works as Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm (1883) and Sarah Grand s The Heavenly Twins (1893), which are generally considered by scholars to be the first examples of New Woman fiction.
Born under the heavenly Twins, you often feel restless but your charm and humour make you an appealing person to know.
Despite this, it should still be fairly easy to spot alongside Heavenly Twins, Castor and Pollux in Gemini.
En The Heavenly Twins, Grand proclamo la necesidad de desterrar la tan idealizada inocencia femenina y hacerles saber a las jovenes de la existencia de enfermedades como la sifilis, que podian transmitirles sus esposos.