Study Guide

The Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux) Family

Family

The main theme in the lives of the Dioscuri is family brotherhood. These guys are totally inseparable. From the moment they hatch from their mother's egg, they do everything together: go on epic quests, steal themselves some wives, and even go cattle rustling. Unlike some brothers, there's no sibling rivalry here. Even in the afterlife, Castor and Pollux are together up in the sky where (according to most) they shine forever as the constellation, Gemini. From now until forever, the Dioscuri are always on each other's team.

Questions About Family

  1. Name all the members of Castor and Pollux's immediate family.
  2. Why do you think the family bond between Castor and Pollux is so strong?
  3. Who else in their family do Castor and Pollux seem to be close to?
  4. How does Castor and Pollux's brotherly bond affect their relationships with others?
  5. What do you think could've put a crack in the Dioscuri's brotherly bond?

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