The Greek Mythology consist of all categories of Gods, for love to hatred, relationships to war, heaven to hell, every place, every planet has a God.
Homer’s Iliad is consider one of the most ancient epic poem, telling the events & stories happened during the war between Prince of Troy(Paris) & King of Sparta(Menelaus). When Paris took Helen from her husband Menelaus.
All this happened because of a beauty contest between 3 Greek Goddesses- Hera(goddess of household), Athena(goddess of skills), and Aphrodite(goddess of beauty).
All the Gods, except Eris(goddess of discord), were invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis . Angry, Eris made a plan to teach them a lesson. She threw a golden apple on which was engraved the words, ‘For the most beautiful.’ The 3 goddesses – Hera, Athena & Aphrodite claimed the apple and fought over it. No god dared to judge who was the most beautiful & worthy of the apple.
Finally, the goddesses went to prince of Troy, Paris, known for his understanding of female beauty & fair judgments. 3 of them tried to impress him with their beauty.
When he couldn’t decide, 3 of them started bribing. Hera promised to make him ruler of the greatest kingdom in the world. Athena promised to make him the most admired warrior in the world. Aphrodite promised him the hand of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world.
Hence Aphrodite was declared beautiful because of the bribe & Paris abducted Helen.
Helen, was wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta. Thus the famous Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy & Prince Paris.
After a legendary battle of 10 years Troy lost the Trojan War
Menelaus & Helen returned to Sparta, where they lived happily until their deaths. But Helen, in widowhood, was driven out by her stepsons and fled to Rhodes, where she was hanged by the Queen Rhodian in revenge for the death of her husband, in the Trojan War.
Greek Mythologies are a source of thousands of fascinating stories. Will get back with another interesting stories ASAP.
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