Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sleepy Sunday



We brothers are sleepy today.But now we can finally refer to ourselves as individuals with our NEW NAMES!!!!!

When mommy first knew she was getting us, she wanted to name us for stars, after all, we are Stellarpaw babies! But daddy didn't like the names mommy selected. He wanted to name us for mythological twins or brothers. A compromise was made. We are named for the Gemini twins (something Gemini will appreciate!). We are Stellarpaw's Castor and Stellarpaw's Pollux. Castor means "he who excels" and that was perfect for the brother who is very outgoing and aggressive. Pollux means "very sweet." And that suited the other of us who is more cuddly perfectly.

Here's another tidbit about the Gemini twins:In classical Greece the stars were named Castor and Pollux, legendary twins born of immortal Zeus and the mortal Leda, wife of the king of Sparta. Thus, Pollux was immortal and Castor mortal. They were brothers of beautiful Helen of Troy, for whom the Trojan War was fought. The Twins were known as well educated, strong and daring, yet gentle lads, who became healers, physicians and protectors of humankind. They were among Jason's crew of argonauts in quest of the Golden Fleece. On that voyage, a fierce storm threatened the mission, but abated as a pair of stars appeared over the heads of Castor and Pollux. Since that time seamen have called upon the brothers for protection from peril, and the erie lightning phenomenon, sometimes called St. Elmo's Fire, has been thought of as the spirits of the twins playing in the sails, a good omen for sailors. Castor, a horseman, and Pollux, a boxer, fell in love with beautiful sisters who were already betrothed to suitors. The Twins challenged and slew their rivals, but Castor was mortally wounded. Overcome with grief, the immortal Pollux would have committed suicide in order to be with his brother, but this was impossible. In the end, Zeus placed both their immortal souls together in the sky as symbols of brotherly love, the precept they had so gallantly demonstrated throughout their lives on earth.
Romans called the stars the "Twin Brethren" and associated them with the principle of brotherhood considered to lie at the foundation of their empire. In Egypt they became Horus the Elder and Horus the Younger. In Babylon they were the "Great Twins," and they were viewed as twins in Arabia as well. In China they were Yin and Yang, representing eternal dualism, the two halves of a circle, and contrasting principles of existence.

18 comments:

The Meezer Gang said...

This is perfect for you two! I love the story behind your names, and I think your Mommy and Daddy did a fantastic job naming you!

I give it four paws up!!!
Your Meezermama,
Stella

Derby said...

What wonderful names!! I think they suit you just fine.

Hope you enjoy your new homes and welcome to the Cat Blogosphere. I have been following your story since you were born!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Those are furry excellent names for such attractive young meezers as yourselves. I remember when you were MINI-meezers ...

I look forward to watchin' you two grow up an' have adventures an' stuff like that!

Concatulations on your blog ... You're off to a good start!

DMM and the Feline Americans

DK & The Fluffies said...

Excellent names!

Tyler said...

What impressive names guys. I remember when you two were born. I can't hardly believe that you're old enough to leave your momma. I can't wait to watch you continue to grow.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Impressive choices! I think they suite you perfectly.

Latte

The Meezers said...

oh what AWSOME names!!!!

Parker said...

Fabulous choices for names! I have been watching you grow and grow! Concatulations on getting your very own blog!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Wow, those are cool names, welcome to the world Castor and um we forgot the other name already? is it pullox? We likes the story anyway, and we has little tiny kitty attention spans...we are sure we will relearn the other name in a few days. ;)

Daisy said...

I love your new names!

Ariel said...

Great names and blog :)

Karen Jo said...

Welcome, Castor and Pollux. Those are great names for you. I've been watching you grow since you were born. I'm very glad that I can continue to follow your adventures.

ASTOR CATS said...

Your mom and dad made a good compromise on your names. Sounds like they suit each of you to a "t". Congratulations on moving into your new home.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Gemini said...

Does that mean are kind of related?! Chey would hate that! She is always lording over me how I am not a meeze!

Two Meezer Brothers said...

Perhaps you are a Mezzer in law, Gemini? Sorry, Chey. Gemini is our new Meezer in law!

Thanks everyone! We love our new names too! We're already learning them. The little human has even learned them (not bad for a three year old) though she keeps calling Castor "red kitty" instead because his collar is red.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Lucky you - them is great names!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

You sweet little darlings! How cool is this that you have your own blog and we can watch you guys grow up! We remember the day you were born!

The Crew said...

It's good that you guys have your own names now! Good to meetcha Castor & Pollux.