Dioskouri Picture

Castor and Pollux, the Diskouri
Kyle and Lane Carlson

Twin children of Leda, Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus and Pollux the immortal son of Zeus, who raped Leda in the guise of a swan. Castor met his death at the end of a spear after being ambushed in a tree. Pollux held his dying brother and begged Zeus for the chance to share his immortality. The two live on as the brightest stars in the Gemini constellation.


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