Temple of Gemini Ruins

The Temple of Castor and Pollux 495-484 BC


The Spartan twin sons of Leda were transformed into the Gemini constellation by Jupiter Zeus. The pair were the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo’s fire. Their sisters were Helen and Clytemnestra.
The Romans built the temple to honor the god twins for aiding them in battle. Tiberius rebuilt the temple in 6 AD.

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