APPLE OF DISCORD

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Mythology
  • Prize of vanity, tossed to the Gods by Eris & started Trojan war.
  • Zeus held a celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis.
  • Eris, the goddess of discord, was not invited because she was mischievous┬áso she threw a golden apple into the ceremony, with an inscription that read “for the most beautiful”
  • Three goddesses claimed the apple: Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.
  • Zeus made Paris of Troy in charge of the decision to choose who was fairest.
  • Zeus gave the apple to Hermes and told him to deliver it to Paris and tell him that the goddesses would accept his decision without argument.
  • after they many bribes and trickery of the Goddesses Paris foolishly chose Aphrodite’s bribe a decision that destroyed Paris and his city Troy. Known as the Trojan war

 

Language

(Crux of argument) translated from Eris=Discordia

“apple of discord” signifies the core of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute

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