~Partly human, partly divine~
Dioscuri, the emblematic twins, stand as a symbol of the two natured essence of humanity. One of the brothers is mortal while the other half of the duo is immortal, just like our human nature that is both a bodily, that is perishable experience and one participating in the cosmic soul, therefore eternal. The brothers are both different and the same, that is also the struggle of the individual to comprehend the limitations of the carnal existence but also the incorruptible freedom of the psychic powers hidden inside…Another pair of Dioscuri could be Hercules and his brother Iphicles. Hercules gains immortality and a position close to the sun for all eternity while Iphicles dies. The pattern of Dioscuri, mortal and immortal, represents in mythology the pattern of the setting and the rising sun, a ceaseless phenomenon resembling the passing of human generations, one generation dies to leave room for the next one, that is continuation and rebirth at the same time.
Dioscuri, the brothers Kleobis and Biton, 585 B.C., Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Greece.