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Means 'the shining one' in Ancient Greek. Originally spelt Kastor.
-- benthedude  1/11/2006
Unfortunately Castor reminds me of castor-oil. A beaver is called "castor" in Latin. Castor canadensis and Castor fiber. Castor may also remind people of the word "castrate".
-- Ylva  1/27/2006
"Castor" is simply "beaver" in Latin, from Greek "kastor". "Castor" (e.g., Castor canadensis) is the Latin genus name for beaver.
-- antiquitas  4/14/2006
The name Castor is also the name of the castor bean from which ricin can be produced.
-- Anonymous User  6/21/2006
Makes me think of a nude concrete statue.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
I absolutely love this name. I've wanted to use it for a character for one of my stories for ages, but I've never had the perfect character to go with the name. I do now, however, and I'm very excited about that. Anyway, I love the name and I'm happy to finally be able to use it somewhere.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2007
Castor and Pollux are the twin siblings of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.

In one version of the tale, Zeus seduces the twins' mother, Leda, by turning himself into a swan. Castor and Pollux were, in turn, born from the resulting eggs.

In another, Leda finds the eggs and raises them as her own. Some versions of the tale have only Pollux being born of Zeus, and Castor by Leda's mortal husband, Tyndareus. This resulted in Pollux being immortal, and Castor not so. When Castor died, it was said that he and Pollux were not seperated, and Pollux in turn begged Zeus to share his gift with Castor.

Castor was a great horseman, while Pollux was an accomplished boxer. Castor was the more venerated of the two brothers.

Together, they are the Alpha and Beta stars of the constellation Gemini "The Twins".
-- benandanti  8/15/2007
In the Greek myths there were two brothers named Castor and Pollux. They went on the Argo with Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece.
-- Akito  5/24/2008
Castor Troy is a fictitious character in the 1997 action film Face/Off, portrayed by actors Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. Castor, a sociopathic terrorist, has a brother named Pollux, one of his partners-in-crime.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2010

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