The Iliad Scene 1

The Iliad Scene 1

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  • I'm the fairest!
  • The marriage of Peleus and Thetis was a happy one. But one person was not invited. It was Eris. While the happy marriage was taking place, Eris was scheming. She came up with a dastardly plan that would eventually start a war. She went up to the goddesses, Hera, Aphrodite, and Athene, and said, "Here is an apple that will go to the fairest of them all." The goddesses, sure that the apple was for them themselves, went around asking wedding guests who the apple should go to. The guests, being smart, chose not to answer. For one answer would make two goddesses angry and nobody wanted that.
  • I'm the fairest!
  • apple!
  • make gods fight..
  • No way!
  • Meanwhile...
  •  Another wedding was also taking place. It was Hecuba and Priam. They had a son named Paris, who was predicted to be the downfall of Troy. Upon hearing that, Paris's parents immediately threw Paris into the woods, hoping he would die and the prophecy would be stopped, but a herdsman picked him up and raised him.
  • Then......
  • Thetis was busy dipping Achilles in the River Styx, to provide protection. But, as she dipped his body in the river, she clutched him by the ankle, for fear he would be swept in and carried away.
  • smart
  • I'm the fairest!!!!!!!!!
  • Meanwhile, the goddesses were still fighting over that one apple! For hundreds of years, they went around asking people who the apple should go to. Nobody would answer their questions.
  •  Paris, in the meantime, was in love with a nymph named Oenone. They loved each other and wanted to be together forever.
  • Thetis sent Achilles to the Isle of Sycros where she begged king Lycomedes to dress him up as one of his daughters and hide him. Thetis was afraid that Achilles would die in battle and didn't want him to die.
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