Judgement of Paris

Greek - A fateful decision. At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, at which many gods were present, the uninvited Eris tossed a golden apple, inscribed 'To the fairest', into the assembly. There was a great dispute as to which goddess should claim the title and Paris, son of Priam the king of Troy, was asked to decide which of the three goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena and Hera, was the most beautiful. He gave the prize, a golden apple, to Aphrodite because she promised him the most beautiful girl in the world - Helen of Troy - so setting the scene for the Trojan War. Sometimes known as Judgement of Paris.

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