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Castor and Pollux
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux
Castor and Pollux (Διόσκουροι, Dioskouroi). Heroes of Greek and Roman mythology—the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda. Mentioned in Acts 28:11 in connection with the ship that carried Paul from Malta to Rome. They were worshiped as the patron gods of sailors.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Castor and Pollux
Castor and Pollux. Twin sons of Zeus according to Greek and Roman mythology. The apostle Paul sailed from Malta to Puteoli on a ship whose sign or figurehead was the Twin Brothers (Acts 28:11).See Dioscuri.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux
CASTOR AND POLLUX* Twin sons of Zeus according to Greek and Roman mythology. The apostle Paul sailed from Malta to Puteoli on a ship whose sign or figurehead was the “Twin Brothers” (Acts 28:11). See Dioscuri.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Castor and Pollux
CASTOR AND POLLUX (Gk. dioskouroi, lit. ‘sons of Zeus’). The sign of the Alexandrian ship in which Paul sailed from Malta to Puteoli on his way to Rome (Acts 28:11, av). rv and rsv render ‘The Twin Brothers’. According to Gk. mythology they were the sons of Leda. They were worshipped especially at Sparta
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux
Cas´tor and Pol´lux, Acts 28:11, the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda, were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors; hence their image was often used as a figure-head for ships. They appeared in heaven as the constellation Gemini. In art they were sometimes represented simply as stars hovering over
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux
CAS´TOR AND POL´LUX (kasʹtor and polʹux). The Dioscuri, i.e., sons of Jupiter; Castor being a horse-tamer, and Pollux (Gk. Polydeucēs) the master of the art of boxing. They were the ideal types of bravery and dexterity in fight and thus became the tutelary gods of warlike youth. They were supposed to
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux
Castor and Polluxthe “Dioscuri”, two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Their figures were probably painted or sculptured on the prow of the ship which Luke refers to (Acts 28:11). They were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors. They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Castor
Castor. A hat. Castor is the Latin for a beaver, and beaver means a hat made of the beaver’s skin.“Tom TrotTook his new castor from his head.”Randall: Diary.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Castor
Castor [Kahs-tur](Latin origin: Uncertain(Acts of the Apostles 28:11). Castor and his twin Roman deity, Pollux, were depicted on a sign on the Alexandrian ship, which took the apostle Paul from the island of Melita—today called Malta—to Syracuse.The Romans used to offer sacrifices to the two deities,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Castor
Casʹtor and Polʹlux, two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology, the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda. They were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors. The ship which carried Paul (Acts 28:11) bore their names, and at its bow, most likely, were their sculptured images.
Key passages
Ac 28:11

Now after three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered at the island, an Alexandrian one with the twin gods Castor and Pollux as its insignia.