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The myth that I decided to write about was the myth about Castor and Polydeuces or in Latin Pollox I picked this myth because it seemed fairly interesting Plus I am a Gemini Castor and Polydeuces are which the Gemini Zodiac sign and constellation are based upon According to astronomers this constellation among the other twelve of the Zodiac is considered to be some of the oldest sky patterns that will and have been recognized by human civilizations around the world There is only one story that is closely related to the legend of the Gemini and that story is in Greek mythology the story of Castor and Polydeuces identical twins Castor was the son of Leda and her husband King Tyndareus King of Sparta Then Polydeuces being the son of Zeus and Leda Leda was just another conquest for Zeus who was disguised as a swan at this time Through this conquest another child was born this child was Helen of Troy Tyndareus soon adopted Polydeuces as a son of his own As the twins Castor and Polydeuces grew up they were inseparable and later became known as the Dioscuri or the sons of Zeus But since Polydeuces was the son of a god he was immortal and Castor was the son of human he was not immortal this meant eventually at some time Castor was going to die Castor and Polydeuces lived to have many great adventures and such They both grew up to be great athletes and had superior mental abilities too The two had many wondrous years together But then the time came when Castor died Castor was taken down to the Underworld with HadesPluto This saddened Polydeuces very much He missed his brother so He begged his father Zeus to let Castor have half of his own immortality so that they could live together again then die at the same time By doing this both would be sent
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