Greek Mythology Picture

So on tumblr people have been describing Castiel from Supernatural as Icarus because of the whole s8 thing (if you do not know the thing LEARN THE THING AND DISPAIR) but I believe Sam and Dean are also very comparable to Greek myths.


Icarus: His father was a master craftsman and made him a beautiful pair of wings out of feathers and wax and told Icarus to try them on and fly across the world, but because they were held together with wax, he was not allowed to fly too close to the sun. Icarus didn't listen and ended up flying too high. The wax melted and he fell into the sea where he drowned.

Castor and Pollux: Also known as the story of the Gemini twins, Castor and Pollux were twins by birth (actually technically quadruplets because they were also born with Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra but who am I to argue with a couple thousand years of mythology?) but Pollux was the son of Zeus and Castor was the son of a mortal man. Castor gets murdered and Pollux, grief stricken, begs Zeus to either let him die, trade places, share Pollux's immortality, or anything else that would bring Castor back. Zeus obliges and turns the twins into the Gemini constellation.
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