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- n. Greek Mythology Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen and Clytemnestra, who were transformed by Zeus into the constellation Gemini.
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- In Greek myth, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda, Castor and Polydeuces or Pollux, warrior gods, and tutelary protectors of sailors. At a comparatively late date the Dioscuri were partly confused with the Cabiri.
- From Ancient Greek Διόσκουροι (Dióskūroi, "the youths of Zeus"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek Dioskouroi : Dios, genitive of Zeus, Zeus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + kouroi, pl. of kouros, boy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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