the Zodiac sign of the Twins
- "Gemini" is the Latin translation of the Greek Didymoi,
"the Twins." Many potential candidates were suggested
as Gemini's original twins, but many ancient sources attribute
them to being Castor and Pollux.
Greek mythology, Pollux and Castor were twin brothers. Both
were sons of the mortal woman Leda – but they had different
was a son of the all powerful Greek god Zeus, and thus he was
the other hand, Castor was the son of a mortal father. Thus
he could die....
These two brothers took part in many heroic adventures (i.e.
they were involved in the Jason and Argonauts Golden Fleece
thing), but they never, ever allowed themselves to be separated
from one another.
at the point of Castor's impending death, the immortal Pollux
begged his father, Zeus, to let him die with Castor, so that
the brothers might remain united even in death.
But Zeus decided to allow the brothers to remain together
in a slightly different way. Mortal
Castor was allowed to share in Pollux's immortality and eternal
immortal Pollux, in turn, would also have to share in Castor's
mortality and death.
Pollux and Castor would forever have to alternate between the
light/life and the dark/death. The
brothers would forever spend one day on Olympus with Zeus -
and then the next day was spent in the underworld realm of Hades.
This particular version of the mythology of Pollux and Castor
is only one of several different variants.
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