CASTUR AND PULTUCE
   The divine twins corresponding to the Greek Dioskouroi (Kastor and Polydeuces) and the Roman Castor and Pollux, also known as the Tinas Cliniar. This pair is very frequently incised on Etruscan mirrors, facilitated artistically by the symmetry of twins, but also because of their popularity for votive offerings. They also a have liminal character between the mortal and the divine, slipping between the living and the dead. A further association of the twins is with athletics, because of their prowess in horsemanship and associated military activity (Castur) and boxing (Pultuce).

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  • DIOSCURI —    The twin sons of Zeus and Leda, translated into Etruscan in the late sixth century as Tinas cliniiar, or separately in the fifth century as Castur and Pultuce. They appear separately or as pairs, wearing a hat, as a master or horses, or… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • CASTOR —    In Roman mythology, together with Pollux, one of the Dioscuri, the divine twins, identified with the Etruscan Castur and Pultuce …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • POLLUX —    In Roman mythology, together with Castor, he is one of the Dioscuri, the divine twins, identified with the Etruscan Castur and Pultuce …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • TINAS CLINIAR —    See CASTUR AND PULTUCE …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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