HOW DARE THAT LOWLY MORTAL PRINCE COMPARE MY BEAUTY TO HELEN'S?!
Give this apple to whomever you decide is the fairest in the land.
The cause of the Trojan War.. It all started with Prince Paris of Troy's proclamation. He declared that Queen Helen of Troy was the fairest in the land.
THE APPLE'S MINE!
I could curse Helen to fall in love with you and leave the King of Sparta.
I shall give the apple to whomever that offers the best bribe.
The goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, was not pleased that a pathetic, young prince had chosen her half sister, Helen, to be more beautiful than herself.
Milady, I have come to take you away and marry me at Troy.
Yes, of course!
NEVER! WE SHALL HAVE WAR, GREECE TO TROY, TO SAVE HELEN!
The goddess, Eris, was hoping to create havoc among Greece. At a wedding in the kingdom, she gave Prince Paris, a golden apple, to only be given to whomever he declared was fairest in the land.
Oh! Troy's being destroyed? Oh well, at least I'm still the fairest of them all!
Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite wanted the apple for themselves, but Paris told them whomever had the best bribe would win the apple. Aphrodite offered to bewitch Helen to fall in love with Paris, so he quickly accepted.
Yes, of course! Aphrodite wins the apple!
Helen was bewitched to leave the King of Sparta, and fall in love with Paris. Only, her husband, the King of Sparta, united with all of Greece for war to save Helen and return her to Sparta...
Greece won and Troy fell in the war but, Helen was known simply as Helen of Troy, not the beautiful, mortal, half sister of Aphrodite, who was the cause of the destruction. In the end, the cause for the war was only because Aphrodite wanted the apple to be the fairest in the land.