"Queen Hecuba of Troy had a dream. The queen was pregnant at the time, eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child. But one night she dreamed she gave birth to a flaming torch."
"He often pitted his prize bull against the bulls of other men. One day, he offered a challenge: His bull would fight anyone's bull to a battle. The winner would receive a golden crown."
"When Ares, the god of war, heard this, he transformed himself into a bull and accepted the challenge. Naturally, Ares easily won, and Paris proved how fair he was when he readily awarded Ares the crown."
"But Eris learned of the feast, and she was furious. In the midst of the wedding merriment, she stormed into the great hall and flung a golden apple into the crowd. The apple was inscribed with the word kallisti, meaning "for the fairest." Naturally, every goddess rushed forward to claim the fruit. Soon they were arguing and fighting over the apple"
"When Helen and Menelaus married, Tyndareus extracted a promise from all those former suitors, demanding that they protect and defend his daughter's marriage to King Menelaus forever"
"The moment King Menelaus discovered his queen was gone, he called upon all her former suitors. Every one stepped forward and vowed to return Helen to Sparta, no matter what that took. The land of Troy would be destroyed! And so it was all because of Eris and that golden apple that the long and terrible Trojan War began."