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Castor and Pollux (The Dioscuri) - Castor and Pollux vs. Theseus and Pirithous

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Castor and Pollux vs. Theseus and Pirithous

Case Description: Complainants (Castor and Pollux) accuse Defendants (Theseus and Pirithous) of kidnapping their little sister Helen. Theseus, King of Athens, snuck into Sparta with his friend, Pirithous, and stole the seven-year-old Helen for a bride.

Case Status: Case closed. Castor and Pollux took the law into their own hands by launching an invasion of Athens and rescuing Helen, while Theseus and Pirithous were trapped in the Underworld. The brothers also kidnapped Theseus' mother, Aethra, but Theseus was trapped in the Underworld so long that he never got around to prosecuting.

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