Mythology & Beliefs: Castor
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Castor was one of Dioscuri.
Castor in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
brother of Polydeuces. [DIOSCURI.] - A Dictionary of Greek and
Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Castor in Wikipedia
Castor (pronounced /ˈkæstər/; Latin: Castōr; Greek: Κάστωρ,
Kastōr, "beaver") and Pollux (/ˈpɒləks/; Latin: Pollūx) or
Polydeuces (/ˌpɒlɨˈdjuːsiːz/; Greek: Πολυδεύκης, Poludeukēs,
"much sweet wine") were twin brothers in Greek and Roman
mythology and collectively known as the Dioskouroi. They were
the sons of Leda by Tyndareus and Zeus respectively, the
brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra, and the half-
brothers of Timandra, Phoebe, Heracles, and Philonoe. They are
known collectively in Greek as the Dioscuri (/daɪˈɒskjəraɪ/;
Latin: Dioscūrī; Greek: Διόσκουροι, Dioskouroi, "sons of
Zeus") and in Latin as the Gemini (/ˈdʒɛmɨnaɪ/; "twins") or
Castores (/ˈkæstəriːz/). They are sometimes also termed the
Tyndaridae or Tyndarids (/tɪnˈdɛrɨdiː/ or /ˈtɪndərɪdz/;
Τυνδαρίδαι, Tundaridai), later seen as a reference to their
father and stepfather Tyndareus...
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