03 June 2012
The astrological sign of Gemini is represented by the "twins". Geminis are thought to have dual natures and mercurial personalities. They love to interact with others exchanging intellectual ideas which makes them both interesting and interested. In mythology they are depicted by the twin brothers Castor and Pollux whose mother was Leda. Castor was mortal, the son of King Tyndareus while his brother was the immortal offspring of Zeus who seduced Leda by taking the form of a swan. When his mortal brother was killed, Pollux asked Zeus to reunite them in the heavens where they were set as stars in the constellation of Gemini.
Happy Birthday to a pair of interesting Geminis:
Eric Petsinger and Tom Shaub
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), French, Sketch of Castor and Pollux
Cary-Yale Visconti Tarot Deck, Italian c. 1466, Lovers
John Everett Millais (1829-1896), English, Twins Grace and Kate Hoare