An Original Oil Painting
Copyright 2001©Denton Lund
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22" x 28"
|Once upon a time the three beautiful
goddesses Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena were
sitting at the table. The Goddess of Discord sent an apple to the most
beautiful. Each goddess claimed possession of the Apple of Discord, a golden
fruit inscribed with the words "To the
They asked Paris (a Trojan prince) to decide who among them was the loveliest. Paris tried to decide who was the fairest of them all. Since each goddess possessed great beauty, it was hard to choose. Each goddess tried to bribe Paris. He decided to pick the one with the best bribe. Hera promised him he would be the lord of Europe and Asia. Athena then offered to make him the leader of the Trojans. Aphrodite offered him the most beautiful woman in the world.
Paris chose Aphrodite so that he could have Helen. With Aphrodite's help, he abducted Helen from King Menelaus of Sparta; thus bringing about the Trojan War.
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