May 25, 2005

What's Your Sign: Gemini

(Previously, Taurus)

As we all know by now, Zeus got around. The constellation Gemini revolves around the story of another one of his trysts. See, Leda, wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta, was impregnated by her husband AND Zeus in the same night. She had two mortal babies: boy Castor and girl Clytemnestra. She had two immortal babies as well: boy Pollux and girl Helen (maybe you heard of her--she had a face that launched a thousand or so ships). Castor and Pollux were BFF and went on all kinds of adventures together. Unfortunately, mortal Castor was bound to die eventually, and when he did, Pollux begged Zeus to let him remain with his beloved brother. Their brotherly love was commemorated by Zeus in the form of the Twins constellation. Even though they're quadruplets. But whatever.

Posted by Jennifer at May 25, 2005 03:00 PM


Poor kid. Can you imagine the amount of teasing a girl named "Clytemnestra" got? Sounds like a term for vaginal seepage.

Posted by: Jim at May 26, 2005 07:13 AM

Might we also remember Clytemnestra as the slayer of Agamemnon?

Posted by: Trey Givens at May 26, 2005 08:25 AM

Indeed you might, Trey.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 26, 2005 03:47 PM

And I liked the aroma that Chrysanthemus gave off as she sat in the sunshine on the window sill. Really brightened up the room.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 27, 2005 07:12 PM