Gemini

Astronomy

Gemini lies between Cancer and Taurus, at about 7 hours right ascension and 22° north declination the two fixed stars are the bightest objects in the constellation configeration.

Fixed Star

Castor: A bright visual binary star, of which both are spectroscopic binaries

Pollux: A reddish giant binary star, with a visual magnitude of 1.15. This is the northern most point reached by the sun at the summer solstice.

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

Egyptians

Costelation was viewed as a pair of goats

Phoenicians

Greek

Related to the two aspects of Horus, the younger and older

Romans

Related to Romulus and Remnes, the founding mythological animals which created Rome. By the 3ed century BC, Euhenerus mythological theology proposed that gods were once human. This was applied to Dioscuri (Castor), Polydeuces (Pollux) Also to Quirinus identified with Romulus all of whom where returned to the constellations in the sky. Similar attributes were given to the rulere, male or female both of which on passing returned to the sky/heaven into divinity after there human deaths.

Arabic

This constellation was veiwed as a pair of Peacocks

European Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Breton:

Welsh:

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004