The Golden Apple

An Original Oil Painting
by
Denton Lund

The Golden Apple
Copyright 2001©Denton Lund
All Rights Reserved

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 Fairest."

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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