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Gemini is a bright zodiac constellation that is best seen during the late winter and early spring. Gemini lies northeast of Orion between Taurus and Cancer. The two brightest stars in Gemini are Castor and Pollux who were born to Leda, the Spartan queen, and to Jupiter under the guise of the swan, Cygnus. Leda gave birth to an egg which hatched the twins Castor and Pollux. Castor was said to be the master of horses while Pollux was known for his skill in boxing. The twins were inseparable and accompanied Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece. The twins’ sister was Helen, known as Helen of Troy, whose abduction triggered the Trojan War and whose face launched a thousand ships.