Castor and Pollux
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]

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  • 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 — 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… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • CASTOR AND POLLUX —    the Dioscuri, the twin sons of Zeus by Leda; great, the former in horsemanship, and the latter in boxing; famed for their mutual affection, so that when the former was slain the latter begged to be allowed to die with him, whereupon it was… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 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 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Castor and Pollux — The name (REB) of the ship of Alexandria in which Paul sailed from Malta (Acts 28:11) with these twin brothers (NRSV) as figurehead. In Greek mythology they were the sons of the god Zeus and brothers of Helen …   Dictionary of the Bible

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