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Castor

Castor Meaning and Origin

The name Castor is a boy’s name meaning “he who excels” and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology, Castor is one of the twin brothers, the Dioscuri, born to Leda and fathered by both Zeus and Tyndareus. Castor is said to have been a skilled horseman and warrior, and he is often depicted alongside his twin brother Pollux. Castor is also a star in the constellation Gemini, named after the mythological twin brothers. Castor is a relatively uncommon given name in modern times, but it has been used throughout history in various cultures. In some cases, it has been used as a surname, such as in the case of the American actor John Castor.

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