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The Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) Proto-Indo-European Twins

Proto-Indo-European Twins

Myths about divine twins similar to the Dioscuri are widely thought go way waaaaaaay back. The Proto-Indo-Europeans, who it's believed the people of modern Europe and India are all descended from, are thought to have worshiped similar deities. Like Castor and Pollux, these super ancient gods were thought of as warrior horsemen and were prayed to for help before battle.

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