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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?)

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