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Andrew Ogus
The Judgment of Paris 10
Mixed Media
22 in
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Eris, goddess of discord, was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Furious at this insult, she inscribed a golden "For the Fairest," and tossed it onto the banquet table. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each claimed the prize. Zeus decided that Paris, a son of the king of Troy, would make the choice. Hermes took Paris to Mount Ida, where the goddesses displayed their charms for him - and each offered a bribe. Hera offered great riches and power, Athena great wisdom, and Aphrodite the love of the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, Queen of Sparta, wife of Menelaus. Her abduction triggered the Trojan War.
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