Bible Names A-G: Castor and Pollux
Castor and Pollux in Easton's Bible Dictionary
the "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology.
figures were probably painted or sculptured on the
prow of the
ship which Luke refers to (Acts 28:11). They were
the tutelary divinities of sailors. They appeared in
as the constellation Gemini.
Castor and Pollux in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
The Dioscuri or two mythical sons of the chief idol of Rome
and Greece, Jupiter. The tutelary gods of sailors, identified
with the phosphoric lights which play about masts and sails.
The constellation Gemini, "the Twins." At Cyrene in the region
of Africa, adjoining Alexandria, they were especially
worshipped. This accords with the Alexandrian vessel that Paul
sailed in (Acts 28:11), having as the figure head or painting
on the bow these deities, as they may be seen on coins of
Rhegium (where the ship touched); two youths on horseback,
with conical caps, and stars above their heads.
Castor and Pollux in Naves Topical Bible
Name of a ship
Castor and Pollux in Smiths Bible Dictionary
Ac 28:11 the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda, were regarded as
the tutelary divinities of sailors; hence their image was
often used as a figure-head for ships. They appeared in heaven
as the constellation Gemini. In art they were sometimes
represented simply as stars hovering over a ship.
Castor and Pollux in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
Castor and Pollux in Wikipedia
(pronounced /ˈkęstər/; 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 (/daɪ
ˈɒskjəraɪ/; Latin: Dioscūrī; Greek: Διόσκουροι, Dioskouroi,
"sons of Zeus") and in Latin as the Gemini (/ˈdʒɛmɨnaɪ/;
"twins") or Castores (/ˈkęstəriːz/). 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.
In the myth the twins shared the same mother but had
different fathers which meant that Pollux was immortal and
Castor was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux asked Zeus to
let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them
together and they were transformed into the Gemini
constellation. The pair were regarded as the patrons of
sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire...
Castor and Pollux Scripture - Acts 28:11
And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria,
which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and
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