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In Greek mythology, Pollux was the nickname of Polydeuces, the son of Zeus and Leda and twin brother of Castor. See Castor and Polydeuces.

PolluxGeminorum) is the brighter of the "heavenly twin" stars in the constellation Gemini, its partner being Castor. The two stars are always consdered together in ancient writings and in astrology, and are never mentioned separately in literature. The constellation Gemini is of very ancient lineage and is always considered a good omen, portending genius, goodness, and liberality.

This star is approximately 33.7 lightyears from Earth's Solar System.

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