mythology meme ┘ one of two mythological objects: the apple of discord
Zeus is said to have invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis all the gods except Eris, or Discordia. When she came later and was not admitted to the banquet, she threw an apple through the door, saying that the fairest should take it. Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena claimed the beauty prize for themselves. A huge argument broke out among them. Zeus ordered Hermes to take them to Mt Ida to Paris and order him to judge. Hera promised him, if he ruled in her favour, that he would rule all the lands and dominate the rest in wealth; Athena, if she left the winner, that he would be the strongest among mortals and know every skill; Aphrodite, however, promised that he would marry Helen, daughter of Tyndareus, the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris preferred this last gift to the previous ones and ruled Aphrodite was the prettiest. Because of this, Hera and Athena were angry with the Trojans. Paris, at the prompting of Aphrodite, took Helen from his host Menelaus from Lacedaemon to Troy, and married her.