Study Guide

Castor and Pollux (The Dioscuri) Sightings

Sightings

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library of History by Diodorus Siculus

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.

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus

Pollux gives the giant King Amycus a knockout blow in this ancient poem about the Quest for the Golden Fleece.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

Fabulae by Hyginus

Read all about Castor and Pollux's adventures in wife-napping in this ancient text.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

Fasti by Ovid

Ovid tells us how C and P became constellations after they died. (Some people have all the fun.)

Dec 20, 1998

Hercules (the animated series)

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.

Dec 20, 1999

Xena: Warrior Princess

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.)

Dec 20, 2019

Jason and the Argonauts

The Dioscuri set sail with Jason and his famous crew on the Quest for the Golden Fleece in this TV miniseries.

Dec 20, 2019

Helen of Troy

Pollux pops up in this TV miniseries about his sexy sister. (Wait, where's Castor?)

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