Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux

plural noun Classical Mythology.
twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for their fraternal affection and regarded as the protectors of persons at sea.
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Castor and Pollux
 
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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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the "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Their figures were probably painted or sculptured on the prow of the ship which Luke refers to (Acts 28:11). They were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors. They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini.

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