Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux
   The "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Their figures were probably painted or sculptured on the prow of the ship which Luke refers to (Acts 28:11). They were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors. They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Castor and Pollux — Cas tor and Pol lux [Castor and Pollux were twin sons of Jupiter and Leda.] (Naut.) See {Saint Elmo s fire}, under {Saint}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castor and Pollux — For other uses, see Castor and Pollux (disambiguation). Pair of Roman statuettes (3rd century AD) depicting the Dioscuri as horsemen, with their characteristic skullcaps (Metropolitan Museum of Art) In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor ( …   Wikipedia

  • Castor and Pollux — Class. Myth. twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for their fraternal affection and regarded as the protectors of persons at sea. Also, Kastor and Pollux. * * * Castor and Pollux, 1. the twin sons of Zeus; Dioscuri. 2. a) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Castor and Pollux — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castor and Pollux (elephants) — Castor and Pollux were two elephants kept at the zoo of the Jardin d Acclimatation or Jardin des Plantes [Sources are split on the location of the elephants. There were zoos at both gardens, and both kept elephants around the time of the siege.]… …   Wikipedia

  • Castor and Pollux (Prado) — Infobox Sculpture title = Castor and Pollux (San Ildefonso Group) artist = Unknown year = 1st century AD type = White marble height = inch = city = Madrid museum = Museo del PradoThe Castor and Pollux group (also known as the San Ildefonso Group …   Wikipedia

  • Castor and Pollux seizing the daughters of Leucippus — (1618; Munich, Alte Pinakothek)    Mythological scene painted by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda abducting the daughters of Leucippus, whom they later marry. The work utilizes an unusual rhomboidal composition that… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Castor and Pollux — Class. Myth. twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for their fraternal affection and regarded as the protectors of persons at sea. Also, Kastor and Pollux. * * * …   Universalium

  • Castor and Pollux — /kastər ən ˈpɒləks/ (say kahstuhr uhn poluhks) noun Greek Legend twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for protection of sailors, and for brotherly affection. Pollux, who was fathered by Zeus and was immortal, spent alternate days with… …  

  • Castor and Pollux — Cas|tor and Pol|lux in ancient Greek and Roman stories, two brothers who were ↑twins (=two children born at the same time) , and who had many adventures. The group of stars known as ↑Gemini or the Heavenly Twins is named after them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Castor and Pollux — Cas′tor and Pol′lux n. pl. myt (in Greek myth) twin sons of Leda and brothers of Helen, famous for their fraternal affection and regarded as the protectors of persons at sea; the Dioscuri …   From formal English to slang

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