Twin (mythology)

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In virtually all the mythology of the world, the Twin represents some "other" aspect of the Self, a doppelganger in some way. Often the twin is the "evil twin", or one may be human and one semi-divine.

In myth, the twin may be a brother, or a soul-mate, such as the "civilized" Gilgamesh and the "wild" Enkidu.

See also the mythic twins Castor and Pollux, Amphion and Zethus of Thebes, and Romulus and Remus of Rome.Gemini

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