The Gods Of Troy

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Over three thousand years ago, a bloody battle was waged between Greece and he powerful city of Troy. This battle was ignited by the sudden abduction of Queen Helen of Sparta by Prince Paris of Troy. Helen and Paris were star-crossed lovers, in which, nobody could separate them. You could compare them to the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, where the Montagues and Capulets fought, again, sparked by the love of two young lovers. Back in mythological times, Zeus, the father of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, held a celebration after the recent marriage of Peleus and Themis. Every Greek god was invited, all but one, Discord, goddess of fighting. Zeus figured that fighting had no place at a wedding. The newlyweds had enough on their …show more content…
Discord was rather upset by this decision, and thought of this as an insult to her name. “Discord threw a golden apple at the ceremony, inscribed on the apple were the words “To the fairest of all.”” (History.com) Three goddesses by the names of Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite all fought for this golden apple. Zeus had seen enough and was not ready to break up a fight between three goddesses. Could you imagine that? The most powerful god in all of the lands, the father of the gods, could not break up a fight between three goddesses! Instead, he took the golden apple and gave it to Paris, at a crossroad he had three options: Athena, who promised him immeasurable wisdom; Hera, who promised him great power; Aphrodite, who promised him love in the form of Helen of Sparta. Paris, of course only craved love, therefore he chose Aphrodite. She was …show more content…
He was requested by king Agamemnon to fight for the Greeks in the Trojan War. His disdain towards king Agamemnon threatens to break the loose alliance between him and his king. Achilles was given two options before going to war with the Greeks. He could stay home, find a love, and have a family, but after a while, nobody would remember his name. his second option would be to go to war with the Greeks, and not find a love or start a family. This latter option would bring fame to his name, but the downfall to this option would be that he would never return home. Achilles’ fame walks hand-in-hand with his downfall or

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