Castor and Pollux (or Polydeuces) are tight as tight can be. From the day they hatched out of the same egg, these twin boys have been inseparable. Also known as the Dioscuri, the twins were pretty major Greek heroes and were worshipped all over the place. We can see why. Not only did they rescue their sister Helen from Theseus, they also helped hunt the Calydonian Boar and went on the Quest for the Golden Fleece with Jason and the Argonauts. These days, the Dioscuri are kicking it together in the sky, where they watch over sailors and horsemen as the constellation Gemini.
|Name||Castor and Pollux (Polydeuces)|
|Nickname||The Dioscuri, the Twins, Gemini Guys, Egg Heads|
|Current city||The stars and/or One of us lives in the Underworld, while the other lives on Olympus. We trade places every day.|
|Occupation||Princes of Sparta|
|Education||The Zeus School of Power|
|Political views||Spartan Power Party|
Some say King Tyndareus was Castor's dad.
|Children||Castor had Anogon with Hilaeria|
Pollux had Mnesileos with Phoebe
|Friends||Jason and the Argonauts|
|Enemies||Theseus and Pirithous (who kidnapped our sister Helen)|
Paris (who also took off with Helen)
Lynceus and Idas (our jerk cousins who don't know proper etiquette when cattle rustling)
|Relationship status||Castor married Hilaeria|
Pollux married Phoebe
|Interested in||We're pretty open: nymphs, goddesses, lovely young mortal women…|
|Quotations||"All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin." |
– Lord Byron
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
– Cain, Genesis 4:9
"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
– Kahlil Gibran
"Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping."
– August Hare
"I wonder which brother is better,
Which one our parents love the most.
I sure did get in lots of trouble.
They seemed to let the other go.
A tear fell from my father's eyes.
I wondered what my dad would say.
He said I love you,
And I'm proud of you both,
in so many different ways."
– from "Murder in the City" by The Avett Brothers
|Books||"Leda and the Swan" by William Butler Yeats (Here's a poem about when we were conceived. Is it weird that we like this?) |
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Two Gentlemen of Verona by Williams Shakespeare
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Three? Pishaww...we only needed two.)
"Beat! Beat! Drums!" by Walt Whitman
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
"Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
|Music||Murder in the City by the Avett Brothers |
Right Where I Belong by the Constellations
Some Nights by Fun.
Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J (in honor of when Pollux gave Amycus a K.O.)
You've Got a Friend by James Taylor
Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Die Young by Ke$ha
Gangnam Style by Psy
|Movies||Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (We love a good buddy pic.) |
I Love You, Man
The Shawshank Redemption
Taken (Liam Neeson thinks he's tough, but you should've seen how awesome we were when we rescued Helen from Athens.)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Blues Brothers
Fight Club (Pollux could totally take Brad Pitt.)
|TV Shows||Pro Boxing |
Six Feet Under
Friday Night Lights
St. Elmo's Fire
The Kentucky Derby
Rescuing damsels in distress