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Castor and Pollux
Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux were very popular in early Rome. Their temple on the the Forum Romanum is from 484 BCE.

The cult of the Dioscuri, as they are also called, came to Rome from Greece via Magna Graecia.

There were twins brothers, sons of Zeus and Leda, and originally called Castor and Polydeuces.

Castor and Pollux were very able horsemen and therefore protectors of the cavallery, the horse races and of the Roman equestrian order.

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Prints of the photographs are available — read more here.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples (National Archaeological Museum)

The pictures above are taken in the following locations:

Documents linking to "Castor and Pollux":

This page is linked under the names "Castor and Pollux", "Dioscuri", "Castor and Polydeuces" and "Castores".

Copyright © 2003 René Seindal, last changed 2003-08-06

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