Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Fall Of Troy

Remember, Remember the 24th of April! 

The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked "for the fairest". Zeus sent the goddesses to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the "fairest", should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women and wife of Menelaus, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years because of Paris' insult. After the deaths of many heroes, including the Achaeans Achilles and Ajax, and the Trojans Hector and Paris, the city fell to the ruse of the Trojan Horse

One of the greatest stories ever told. I love the War of Troy. As a kid this was one of my favorite myths and to this day it remains. I have always loved Greek Mythology so rich so colorfull so AWESOME. They say Tolkien invented the fantasy genre maybe in a way he did. But most of the creatures we now know and love in our fantasy books were already invented by the greeks. And their stories are so amazing and alive. Truly a masterpiece never to be matched.  
Odysseus and Achilles  two of the greatest heroes ever. As a kid i was so inspired by Odysseus`s adventures after the war of Troy. The smartest of them all the guy who won the war and then had to suffer for 10 more years before finally returning home to his family and his wife (that remained faithful for 20 years!!! id like a wife like that lol). And sadly in the end perished by the hand of one of his own sons! 

So yeah this post is just a reminder for all of you guys:

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