Gemini: The Twins

constellations Jun 01, 2016

Gemini is one the few constellations that looks very similar to what it represents if you use a little bit of imagination.  This constellation also dates back far in time, and has been referenced in many ancient texts. The Twins are most often referred to as Castor and Pollux of Greek Mythology. Both boys were hatched from an egg after their mother, Leda, was seduced by the Greek king of the gods, Zeus, when he was disguised as a swan. Helen of Troy was sister to the twins.  In ancient Roman mythology, The Twins were thought to be Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. The Twins were also seen in ancient Babylonian and Persian texts. In China, the two brightest stars of Gemini were thought to be a representation of Yin and Yang, the dual forces of nature. 

Watch the video to learn more about the pattern of Gemini and the bright stars and celestial objects that are within this constellation.

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