Castor And Pollux Research Paper

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Castor and Pollux Introduction Castor and Pollux (or Polydeuces) are known as the Divine Twins in Greek mythology. They are considered as twins even thought they had different fathers. Castor is the mortal son of Leda (Queen of Sparta) and Tyndareus (King of Sparta), whereas Pollux is the divine son of Leda (Queen of Sparta) and Zeus (Supreme god of the sky). There isn’t exactly a time period in which Castor and Pollux were alive, though they were believed to be protectors of sailors after their death as the constellation Gemini. Castor and Pollux were respected in religions such as Roman and of course Greek. There have also been gods similar to Castor and Pollux in different cultures such as Hinduism (e.g. Yama and Yami). Also, the product that Castor and Pollux are endorsing is the Gemini Corporation’s newest in Stay-Away technology named “Sparta”. Background As stated before, Castor and Pollux (or Polydeuces which is Greek) were born in Sparta to the Spartan king, queen and Zeus. It is said that Castor was the mortal son of Queen Leda and King Tyndareus, whereas, Pollux is the immortal/divine son of Queen Leda and Zeus. It has also been described that Helen of Troy/Sparta was the…show more content…
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. They were great warriors and were noted for their devotion to each other. After Castor was killed by Idas, Pollux, who was immortal, begged Zeus to allow his brother to share his immortality with him. Zeus arranged for the twins to divide their time evenly between Hades and Olympus, and/or created the constellation Gemini. They were widely viewed as patrons of sailors and were responsible for St. Elmo’s fire. They were especially honored by the Romans, on whose side they were said to have appeared unbelievably during the battle of Lake

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