Dioscuri


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Dioscuri:

see Castor and PolluxCastor and Pollux
, in classical mythology, twin heroes called the Dioscuri; Castor was the son of Leda and Tyndareus, Pollux the son of Leda and Zeus. They were brothers to Helen and Clytemnestra. Castor excelled as a horseman and Pollux as a boxer.
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Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)

Spartan brothers. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 408; Leach, 314]
See: Twins
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Of the twin Dioscuri, the mortal Castor is the son of the Spartan king Tyndareus, and Pollux is the immortal son of the Greek god Zeus.
Herodoto se refere aos Dioscuri como deuses explicitamente em Hdt.
"De Chirico and the Dioscuri: Metahistory and a Conception of Personal Mythology".
Although the oracle is not given the detailed treatment it receives in Aeschylus and Sophocles, its invocation by the Dioscuri ex machina would make little sense if it did not give Apollo an active role in mandating the matricide.
The tertium comparationis for the Asvins and the Greek Dioscuri has long been sought in the "sons of the sky" in Baltic mythology, Lithuanian Dievo suneliai and Latvian Dieva who exhibit all the characteristics intrinsic to the Divine Twins in the other traditions, (44) The Latvian dainas, despite being merely short folk songs nearly devoid of plot, actually help us to tie up the loose ends and reconstruct the relevant exploits of the Nasatyas.
DIOSCURI has evolved to specialize in the realms of interior and jewelry design along with brand consulting.
This would-be friendship, more a coupling than a pairing, was almost as forced as a prearranged marriage; inevitably, as their letters document, the "Dioscuri" (twins) failed.
In their public form, the Penates were associated with the Dioscuri, the twins Castor and Pollux.
Two other short articles read Tolkien alongside hypothesized pre-texts, although not medieval ones: Michael Milburn argues that Tolkien's definition of Faerie as "Imagination" can be understood only through reference to Coleridge's famous definition of the term, and Sherrylyn Branchaw contributes a fairly traditional source study that traces the twin elves Elladan and Elrohir to the Dioscuri of Greek mythology.
Sherrlyn Branchaw points out a classical source in "Elladan and Elrohir: The Dioscuri in The Lord of the Rings," comparing the twin sons of Elrond to other sets of twins in Indo-European mythology, and concluding that Tolkien's conception of Elladan and Elrohir owes the most to Castor and Polydeuces, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda and brothers of Helen of Troy, and secondarily to Amphion and Zethos, the sons of Theban Antiope.
Aniconic wooden pillars are among the most common symbols of the Dioscuri.
(32) Revenge on the part of the Dioscuri was the reason for the