The twins were born under the wings of the Swan, Zeus.
Castor inherited tenderness from their mother.
Pollux inherited immortality from their father.
When Castor was wounded to die in a war,
Pollux cried to Zeus, the Almighty,
" Take away my immortality and let us die together."
Thus, the twin stars have been twinkling side by side
in the eternal sky.

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