Castor and Pollux (The Dioscuri)
Castor and Pollux (The Dioscuri) Sightings
- The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus 100BC - 1
High seas adventures abound in this text, when the Argonauts get stuck in a crazy storm and are saved after two stars settle on the heads of Castor and Pollux.
- The Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus 100BC - 1
Pollux gives the giant King Amycus a knockout blow in this ancient poem about the Quest for the Golden Fleece.
- Fabulae by Hyginus 1BC - 99
Read all about Castor and Pollux's adventures in wife-napping in this ancient text.
- Fasti by Ovid 1BC - 99
Ovid tells us how C and P became constellations after they died. (Some people have all the fun.)
- Hercules (the animated series) 1998
In this Disney-fied version of the life of young Hercules, the Dioscuri help rescue their sister Helen when she's kidnapped by the rival Trojan basketball team.
- Xena: Warrior Princess 1999
Castor and Pollux get involved when Aphrodite switches Xena into the body of a dying girl in an episode called "Little Problems." (Sounds like a big problem to us.)
- Jason and the Argonauts 2000
The Dioscuri set sail with Jason and his famous crew on the Quest for the Golden Fleece in this TV miniseries.
- Helen of Troy 2003
Pollux pops up in this TV miniseries about his sexy sister. (Wait, where's Castor?)