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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Twins in mythology; Castor and Pollux

In the myth the twins shared the same mother but had different fathers which meant that Pollux was immortal and Castor was mortal.

When Castor died Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together and they were transformed into the Gemini constellation.

The pair were regarded as the patrons of sailors to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's fire.

Another set of twins were Artemis and Apollo and several others. It seems that twins held a fascination for the creators of the mythical stories.

The site above has a brief explanation of the reason and purpose of myths.

The word twin stirs up certain emotions and is applied to many things. There were the twin towers in New York until they came down.

There are several twin cities such as Minneapolis–Saint Paul and Dallas Fort-Worth San Diego and Tijuana.

There are several actors who are twins not always of the same sex.

The word can be applied to character traits like spirituality and morals. When they are in tandem they constitute that which is required of the Christian. When either is lacking it results in disgrace and besmirches the name of Christ. If one is seemingly spiritual and lacks morals he does more to harm the cause of Christ than the A.C.L.U.

Integrity is the product of morality and is essential to anyone who speaks in the name of Christ for without integrity they are as the one spoke of in  . . .

1 Co.13:1 I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don't have love I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.

It is time for less Gong and Cymbal and more Spirituality and Morals.

To do as I say and not do as I do - - doesn’t cut it in the world today.

Today’s church leaders must excel both in spirituality and morals.

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