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  Castor and Polydeuces - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Castor and Polydeuces, in Greek and Roman mythology, the twin sons of Leda, wife of the Spartan king Tyndareus.
The Gemini or Gemini twins, known in Roman mythology as Castor and Pollux and in Greek as Kastor and Polydeuces, are the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Castor, a figure in Greek mythology the twin brother of Polydeuces (Pollux), is one of the twin stars that form the constellation Gemini.
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 Castor
Castor, a figure in Greek mythology the twin brother of Polydeuces (Pollux), is one of the twin stars that form the constellation Gemini.
Castor and his brother were born from eggs after Zeus visited Leda as a swan.
Castor was a great soldier and horse tamer and competed in many Olympic Games and won many of them.
www.pantheon.org /articles/c/castor.html   (174 words)

  
 Castor and Polydeuces
Castor and Polydeuces (sometimes called "Pollux"), were in Greek mythology the twin sons of Leda and Zeus and the brothers of Helen of Troy.
Castor and Polydeuces abducted and married Phoebe and Hilaeira, the daughters of Leucippus.
The constellation Gemini is said to represent these twins, and its brightest stars Castor and Pollux (α and β Geminorum) are named for them.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ca/Castor_and_Pollux.html   (263 words)

  
 Astronomy, Gemini The Twins
In Greek myth, the twins are Castor and Polydeuces (Pollux to the Romans), the Dioscuri ("sons of god").
Mortal Castor was the son of Leda's husband; immortal Polydeuces was the son of Zeus.
Castor is actually a compound system of 6 stars, 3 pairs of binary systems (any system beyond 6 stars is thought to become unstable).
www.harvestfields.ca /astrology-zodiac/astronomy/gemini-the-twins.htm   (386 words)

  
  Castor and Polydeuces
Castor (or Kastor) and Polydeuces (sometimes called Pollux), were in Greek mythology the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Castor and Polydeuces are sometimes both mortal, sometimes both divine.
Polydeuces was granted immortality by Zeus, and further persuaded Zeus to share his gift with Castor.
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 Castor Oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (or preferably ''castor seed'' as the castor plant (''Ricinus communis'' L.) is not a member of the bean family).
Castor oil and its derivatives have major applications in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.
Castor establishes itself easily as a "native" plant and can often be found on wasteland, near railroads and has recently also been used extensively as decorative plant in parks and other public areas.
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 Castor & Pollux   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek mythology, Castor and Polydeuces (Latin Pollux) were sons of Zeus and Leda; they were protectors of sailors and were hostile to pirates.
The Greek word translated "the Twin Brothers," or "Castor and Pollux" is dioskourios (from dios kouroi, "sons of Zeus").
Castor and Pollux, the Twin Brothers, are the brightest stars of this constellation.
www.bright.net /~revcph/2003/11/in-greek-mythology-castor-and   (74 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Castor
The castor bean is a poisonous spurge seed.
A Castor is a wheel mounted with an offset steering[?] pivot such that the wheel will automatically align itself to the direction in which it is pushed.
Castor Oyl is a cartoon character, brother of Olive Oyl.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ca/Castor?title=Castor_(Cambridgeshire)   (207 words)

  
 Castor and Polydeuces - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Castor and Polydeuces are sometimes both mortal, sometimes both divine.
Polydeuces was granted immortality by Zeus, and further persuaded Zeus to share his gift with Castor.
This explains why only Polydeuces was granted immortality.) Accordingly, the two spend alternate days as gods on Olympus and as deceased mortals in Hades.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Castor_%28mythology%29   (480 words)

  
 Castor
In Greek mythology, Castor was the son of Zeus and Leda and twin brother of Polydeuces.
A Castor is a wheel mounted with an offset steering pivot such that the wheel will automatically align itself to the direction in which it is pushed.
Castor Oyl is a cartoon character, brother of Olive Oyl.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ca/castor.html   (216 words)

  
 Castor and Polydeuces - MSN Encarta
Castor, his fraternal twin, was considered the mortal son of Tyndareus.
Throughout their adventures the brothers were inseparable, and when Castor was slain by Idas, a cattle owner, in a dispute about his oxen, Polydeuces was inconsolable.
According to a later legend, Castor and Polydeuces were transformed by Zeus into the constellation Gemini, or The Twins.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573023/Castor_and_Polydeuces.html   (253 words)

  
 Chandra :: Photo Album :: Constellation Gemini
Castor and Polydeuces were identical twins born to Leda, Queen of Sparta, by two different fathers.
Castor was said to be the son of Leda's husband, King Tyndareus and thus mortal.
Polydeuces was said to be the immortal son of Zeus, from Zeus's seduction of Leda while he was disguised as a swan.
chandra.harvard.edu /photo/constellations/gemini.html   (498 words)

  
 DIOSCURI, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
The DIOSCURI are the twin brothers Castor 1 and Polydeuces ("Castor and Pollux").
This is why she bore, beneath the peak of Mount Taygetus (in Laconia) Polydeuces and Helen to Zeus, and Castor 1 and Clytaemnestra to Tyndareus.
Polydeuces learned the art of boxing, and being with the ARGONAUTS, he was challenged by King Amycus 1 of the Bebrycians in northern Asia Minor, who compelled strangers to box as a way of killing them, but Polydeuces killed him with a blow.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Castor and Polydeuces
Castor and Polydeuces (sometimes called "Pollux"), were in Greek mythology the twin sons of Leda and Zeus and the brothers of Helen of Troy.
Castor and Polydeuces abducted and married Phoebe and Hilaeira, the daughters of Leucippus.
The constellation Gemini is said to represent these twins, and its brightest stars Castor and Pollux (α and β Geminorum) are named for them.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ca/Castor_and_Polydeuces   (288 words)

  
 australiaindia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek mythology the Dioskouroi (Διόσκουροι), Kastor and Polydeuces, in Roman mythology the Gemini (Latin "twins") or Castores, Castor and Pollux are the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Castor and Polydeuces abducted the Leucippides ("white horses") Phoebe and Hilaeira,
When they encountered their analogous twin brothers of Thebes, Idas and "lynx-eyed" Lynceus, bound for revenge, Castor, the mortal brother, fell, and Polydeuces, the immortal twin, survived, yet they were not separated.
www.australiaindia.com /articleresources/?title=Castor_and_Polydeuces   (1300 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Castor and Pollux
In Greek mythology the Dioskouroi, Kastor and Polydeuces, in Roman mythology the Gemini (Latin "twins") Castor and Pollux are the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Castor and Polydeuces abducted the Leucippides ("white horses") Phoebe and Hilaeira, the daughters of Leucippus (mythology).
As early as 484 BCE a temple to the Castores was erected in the Roman Forum in gratitude for their intervention in battle: see Temple of Castor and Pollux.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Castor_and_Pollux   (1082 words)

  
 Taiki Kou - Astrology and Mythology
As for Castor and Polydeuces, known as the Dioscuri ("striplings of Zeus") and as the Tyndaridae ("sons of Tyndareus"), they grew so close that they were never seen apart from each other.
Polydeuces was so distraught over losing Castor that he prayed for his own death even though he was immortal.
Often depicted riding white horses, Castor and Polydeuces became known as the patron gods of sailors, and they were quite popular with the ancient Greeks (especially with male couples) for their beauty and their love and devotion to each other.
www.jeddy.org /sm/taiki/myth.html   (608 words)

  
 DIOSCURI, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Polydeuces attacked and chased them, killing Lynceus 1, but was himself wounded in the head, and fell down in a swoon.
As Polydeuces refused his immortality while Castor 1 was dead, Zeus permitted them both to be every other day among the gods and among mortals.
Polydeuces refused to accept immortality while his brother was dead, and finally shared life and death, every other day, with his mortal brother Castor 1.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/DIOSCURI.html   (937 words)

  
 Castor and Polydeuces - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Castor and Polydeuces, in Greek and Roman mythology, the twin sons of Leda, wife of the Spartan king Tyndareus.
Castor and Polydeuces - Columbia Encyclopedia article about Castor and...
Castor and Polydeuces are sometimes both mortal, sometimes both divine.
encarta.msn.com /Castor_and_Polydeuces.html   (170 words)

  
 Leda and the Swan - :: LEAST I COULD DO FORUM ::
The two boys were Castor and Polydeuces (Castor and Pollux in Roman myth, the Gemini or Dioscori who are immortalized in the heavens by Zeus) and the girls were Helen and Clytemnestra.
Helen and Polydeuces were thought to be the children of Zeus (and thus immortals) and Castor and Clytemnestra were the children of Tyndareus (and therefore mortal).
Castor is with the horse in the middle, and Polydeuces is on the left feeding the dog.
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 Golden Age of Heroes
Castor became renowned as a horseman, and was given a title of Tamer of Horses.
Polydeuces was grief-stricken by death of Castor at Idas' hand.
Their main rival and enemies were the Spartan cousins, Castor and Polydeuces (Pollux), known as the Dioscuri.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/heroes1.html   (4779 words)

  
 Gemini
Castor was the mortal Twin and the son of King Tyndareus.
Castor and Polydeuces were identical twins, in spite of the fact that they had different fathers.
Polydeuces was a champion boxer and Castor was a famous horseman.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/gem.html   (317 words)

  
 DIOSCURI : Greek gods of horsemanship, protectors of travellers ; mythology ; pictures ; zodiac Gemini : DIOSKOUROI
This is the origin of Hercules [Herakles], of Castor and Pollux [the Dioskouroi], of Aesculapius [Asklepios]...
Castor was stabbed in the chest by Lynceus’ sword, and hit the ground wounded and surprised.
"Castor and Pollux [Kastor and Polydeukes], sons of Jove [Zeus] and Leda, daughter of Thestius … both beardless youths.
www.theoi.com /Ouranios/Dioskouroi.html   (3441 words)

  
 What Is Castor Oil
In Greek mythology, Castor was one of the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra: see Castor and Polydeuces.
Castor is sometimes used as a nickname for Drusus, the son of Roman Emperor Tiberius.
CASTOR is an acronym for Cask for the Storage and Transportation of RadioactiveMaterial
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 Castor and Pollux - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Homer's Iliad, Helen looks down from the walls of Troy and wonders why she does not see her brothers among the Achaeans.
The Dioscuri on the reverse of this coin by the Roman Emperor Maxentius.
They had their own temple in the Roman Forum: see Temple of Castor and Pollux.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Castor_and_Polydeuces   (667 words)

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