Name: Polydeukes

Origin and Meaning of the Name Polydeukes

  • Meaning:
    Much sweet wine
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    (poll ee DYOOK ez)
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    In ancient Greek mythology Polydeukes (the Latinized form of which is Polydeuces) was the twin brother of Kastor (Latinized as Castor). Together Kastor and Polydeukes (also called Pollux in Roman mythology) were known as the Dioskouroi. This means 'sons of Zeus', although some versions of their legend have Tyndareus as their father. Their mother was Leda and their sisters Helen and Clytemnestra.

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