Mythology Monday {2}

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Mythology Monday is hosted by The Reading Rose and where each week we post facts/stories about a different aspect of mythology that sticks to the weeks theme.

This week is about Greatest Love Stories

I chose Paris and Helen

According to Greek mythology, the love between Paris and Helen provoked the downfall of Troy. The story begins with the Trojan prince Paris being chosen to decide which of three goddesses – Hera, Athena and Aphrodite – is the fairest. He chose Aphrodite because in return she promised him the most beautiful woman in the world. And the most beautiful woman was Helen of Sparta who, however, was married to King Menelaus. A few years later, Paris went to Sparta and took Helen to Troy by which he triggered the Trojan War. Paris was mortally wounded during the fall of Troy, while Helen returned to her husband in Sparta.

Any love that can create a war is a great love story in my books!

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