"Double." Another name for Janus because of his two faces or heads, or referring to the passage of Janus with double entrances. This passage stood where the street of the Argiletum entered the Forum; it was a small rectangular structure with doors at each end which were closed only when general peace was achieved.

As a constellation, Gemini (the Twins) is said to represent the twins Castor and Pollux.



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