Gemini (pronunciation: or JEM-in-eye or JEM-in-ee) (♊) is the third astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 20. The symbol of the twins is based on the Dioscuri, two mortals that were granted shared godhood after death.
From the medieval Georgian manuscript of a 12th-century astrological treatise
Ornamentation from an altar cloth from 13th century Germany. The two figures are depicted with the heads of dogs.
Gemini (al-Gawāz) depicted in the 14th/15th century Arabic astrology text Book of Wonders
- ^ "DIOSCURI : Greek Gods of Horsemanship, Protectors of Sailors | Mythology, Dioskouroi, w/ pictures". Theoi.com. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
- The dictionary definition of Gemini at Wiktionary
- Media related to Gemini at Wikimedia Commons