- Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda.
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Examples from the Web for dioscuri
At length in despair Cleinias and Socrates turn to the 'Dioscuri' and request their aid.Euthydemus
Of whom are Heracles and the Dioscuri, and there are others also named.The Symposium
The Apharetidae are best known for their fight with the Dioscuri.
Like her brothers, the Dioscuri, she was a patron deity of sailors.
Two theatres (p. 82) and a Temple of the Dioscuri are better established.Ancient Town-Planning
- the Greek name for Castor and Pollux, when considered together
Word Origin and History for dioscuri
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