AS ALL THE GODS AND GODDESSES, ASIDE FROM ONE, WERE GETTING ALONG AND HAVING FUN, CELEBRATING THE MARRIAGE OF THETIS AND PELEUS, THE ONE GOD THAT WASN'T INVITED BARGES THROUGH THE DOOR AND CAUSES CHAOS.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS!
THIS APPLE IS ONLY FOR THE FAIREST, SO LET THEM DECIDE!
ZEUS, CHOOSE ONE OF US TO KEEP THE APPLE.
Realizing he couldn't decide fairly which goddess was the fairest, considering he was married to one of the contestants, Zeus called upon the most just mortal, Paris.
I CANNOT SIMPLY CHOOSE ONE OF YOU! IF I DID I WOULD HEAR THE END OF IT FROM THE OTHER TWO.
Once Paris arrived at Mount Olympus, Zeus told him about his conundrum. Having been informed, Paris took the job upon himself.
Yes my lord.
It is your job, as the most logical mortal to make my choice for me.
Once the time of judging came around, Paris found that the choice was a more difficult one than he originally thought.
YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THESE THREE GODDESSES AS THE FAIREST.
It took persuasion and bribing, eventually Paris made a decision. He gave Aphrodite the Golden Apple.
I can give you strength and wisdom.
I can give you money and power.
I can give true love.
After finally deciding which goddess was the most beautiful, Aphrodite granted what she said she would. Paris ran away with the most beautiful mortal on Earth, Helen. Thus the fait of Troy was sealed.