Dioscuri
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DIOSCURI

di-os'-ku-ri (Dioscouroi; in Acts 28:11, the King James Version Castor and Pollux, the Revised Version (British and American) thE TWIN BROTHERS; in margin, "Dioscuri"): The sign of the ship on which Paul sailed from Melita to Syracuse and Rhegium. The Dioscuri (i.e. sons of Zeus), Castor and Pollux, are the two chief stars in the constellation of the Twins. Some 4,000 years B.C. they served as pointers to mark the beginning of the new year by setting together with the first new moon of springtime. The constellation of the Twins was supposed to be especially favorable to sailors, hence, ships were often placed under the protection of the twin gods.

E. W. Maunder

Greek
1359. Dioskouroi -- the Dioscuri, twin sons of Zeus (Castor and ...
... the Dioscuri, twin sons of Zeus (Castor and Pollux). Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Dioskouroi Phonetic Spelling: (dee-os'-koo-roy) Short ...
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But this Low Jester Celsus, Omitting no Species of Mockery and ...
... this low jester [3493] Celsus, omitting no species of mockery and ridicule which
can be employed against us, mentions in his treatise the Dioscuri, and Hercules ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxii but this low.htm

The Absurdity and Impiety of the Heathen Mysteries and Fables ...
... For, not understanding that it is God that does us good, they have invented saviours
in the persons of the Dioscuri, and Hercules the averter of evil, and ...
/.../clement/exhortation to the heathen/chapter ii the absurdity and impiety.htm

The Absurdity and Shamefulness of the Images by which the Gods are ...
... There were also two other sculptors of Crete, as I:think: they were called Scyles
and Dipoenus; and these executed the statues of the Dioscuri in Argos, and ...
/.../exhortation to the heathen/chapter iv the absurdity and shamefulness.htm

Ridicule of the Heathen Divinities.
... The swan is noble, forsooth, because it was an adulterer; and the Dioscuri, living
on alternate days, the ravishers of the daughters of Leucippus, are also ...
/.../tatian/tatians address to the greeks/chapter x ridicule of the heathen.htm

Analogies to the History of Christ.
... he had been torn limb from limb; and Hercules, when he had committed himself to
the flames to escape his toils; and the sons of Leda, and Dioscuri; and Perseus ...
/.../justin/the first apology of justin/chapter xxi analogies to the history.htm

But, Says My Opponent, the Deities are not Inimical to You...
... A later writer has corrected the ms. Fanda, which, Rigaltius says, an old gloss
renders "mother.". [3300] So restored by Salmasius for Dioscuri, and understood ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/36 but says my opponent.htm

Other Shameful Actions Ascribed to Heathen Deities. All Prove that ...
... to heaven those born of his adulteries, contriving the deification as a veil for
his lawlessness: such as Dionysus, Heracles, the Dioscuri, Hermes, Perseus ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/section 12 other shameful actions.htm

The Jewish Institutions and Laws of Far Higher Antiquity than the ...
... sixty-three years. Æsculapius and the Dioscuri sailed with them, as Apollonius
Rhodius testifies in his Argonautics. And from the ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xxi the jewish institutions and.htm

Appendix.
... [1119] Or, "feeling"--"sensu.". [1120] The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux. [1121] Perhaps
Ægipana (marginal reading of the ms. as given in Oehler and Migne). ...
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Acts xxviii. 1
... helped to keep them from relapsing into indifference. [1167] Or with the
sign of the Dioscuri. The reference is to the ships insigne ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily liv acts xxviii 1.htm

Thesaurus
Dioscuri (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia DIOSCURI. ... The Dioscuri (ie sons of Zeus), Castor
and Pollux, are the two chief stars in the constellation of the Twins. ...
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Pollux (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Castor and Pollux: The "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek
and Roman mythology. ... kas'-ter, pol'-uks. See DIOSCURI; ASTRONOMY. POLLUX. ...
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Castor (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Castor and Pollux: The "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek
and Roman mythology. ... kas'-ter, pol'-uks. See DIOSCURI; ASTRONOMY. ...
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Twin (9 Occurrences)

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Ensign (21 Occurrences)
... Acts 28:11 And after three months we sailed in a ship which had wintered in the
island, an Alexandrian, with the Dioscuri for its ensign. (DBY). ...
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Dioscorinthius

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Diotrephes (1 Occurrence)

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Boanerges (1 Occurrence)
... According to this interpretation, the name Boanerges would represent the Dioscuri
in some form or other of their varied presentation in the cults of the ...
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Astronomy
... seven stars" and "Pleiades," "Orion," "Arcturus," the "Great Bear" (Amos 5:8; Job
9:9; 38:31), "the crooked serpent," Draco (Job 26:13), the Dioscuri, or Gemini ...
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Sailing (23 Occurrences)
... Acts 28:11 And after three months we went to sea in a ship of Alexandria sailing
under the sign of the Dioscuri, which had been at the island for the winter. ...
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