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The constellation Gemini represents The Twins, Castor and Pollux. Castor
was mortal, but Pollux was immortal, because his father was the god, Zeus.
When Castor was killed, Pollux grieved terribly that he would never see his
brother again. He told his father that he no longer wanted to be immortal.
Zeus granted him his wish, and placed the twins side by side in the heavens.
Have you noticed that there are very few Greek myths where everything
works out fine and everyone lives happily ever after?
The two brightest stars in Gemini are called, of course, Castor and Pollux,
and they are right next to each other. The third brightest star in Gemini is
Athena, named after the Greek goddess of wisdom. Athena is at the far side
of Gemini-- about where Pollux's foot would be.
Near Castor's foot is a beautiful star cluster called M35, and between Pollux
and Athena is a bright planetary nebula known as The Eskimo Nebula or The
Clown's Face.