17. To the Dioscuri

By Mythopedia Staff
Translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White1914

TO THE DIOSCURI

(1–5) Sing, clear-voiced Muse, of Castor and Polydeuces, the Tyndaridae, who sprang from Olympian Zeus. Beneath the heights of Taygetus stately Leda bare them, when the dark-clouded Son of Cronos had privily bent her to his will. Hail, children of Tyndareus, riders upon swift horses!