Essay on Greek Mythology And The Trojan War

828 Words Mar 6th, 2016 4 Pages
The Story of the Trojan war, the Bronze Age conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and the Mycenaean Greece, inspired the greatest writers of the ancient time from Homer to Virgil to write about the mythology of ancient Greece. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works, most notably the Iliad. The Trojan War is one of the most famous incidents in Greek mythology, not only because of the involvement of gods but also because of the involvement of Greek heroes such as Hector, Paris and Achilles. In Greek legend, the Trojan War was fought between the Greeks and the city of Troy. The direct cause of this war was the beauty of Helen of Troy who was the daughter of the Greek god Zeus and Leda and the Queen of Sparta. Helen was much desired by all of the men in Troy, so when she chose a husband, the King of Sparta made everyone in his kingdom swear that they were going to accept Helen´s choice of a husband and defend her if anyone tried to capture her or take her away.
The legend of the ten year conflict, known forever as the Trojan War, began with an argument between the three goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them the golden apple that was marked “for the fairest”. None of the other gods wanted to get involved in the argument so Zeus decided that they should travel to Paris the Trojan Prince and let him decide. When Paris could not decide which one he thought was…

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