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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek name of Pollux. See Castor and Pollux
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(ˈpɒl əks)

1. the brother of Castor. Compare Castor and Pollux.
2. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
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References in classic literature ?
And truly Castor and strong Polydeuces would have made him (43) their brother perforce, but Agamemnon, being son-in-law to Tyndareus, wooed her for his brother Menelaus.
He never sent gifts for the sake of the neat-ankled maid, for he knew in his heart that golden-haired Menelaus would win, since he was greatest of the Achaeans in possessions and was ever sending messages (44) to horse-taming Castor and prize-winning Polydeuces.
31-33) ...to horse-taming Castor and prize-winning Polydeuces, desiring to be the husband of rich-haired Helen, though he had never seen her beauty, but because he heard the report of others.
Six named moons were identified by the probe, Methone, Pallene, Polydeuces, Daphnis, Anthe, and Aegaeon.
These include Methone, Pallene, Polydeuces, Daphnis, Anthe, and Aegaeon.
Sherrlyn Branchaw points out a classical source in "Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings," comparing the twin sons of Elrond to other sets of twins in Indo-European mythology, and concluding that Tolkien's conception of Elladan and Elrohir owes the most to Castor and Polydeuces, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy, and secondarily to Amphion and Zethos, the sons of Theban Antiope.