THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS was a contest between the three most beautiful goddesses of Olympus—Aphrodite, Hera and Athena—for the prize of a golden apple addressed to “the fairest”
The story begins at the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis to which all of the gods were invited, all except Eris, the goddess of discord. When she appeared at the festivities, she was turned away, and in her anger cast a golden apple amongst the assembled goddesses addressed “To the Fairest.” Three goddesses laid claim to the apple—Aphrodite, Hera and Athena. Zeus was asked to mediate and he commanded Hermes to lead the three goddesses to Paris of Troy to decide the issue. The three goddesses appearing before the shepherd prince, each offering him gifts for favour. He chose Aphrodite, swayed by her promise to bestow upon him Helene, the most beautiful woman, for wife. The subsequent abduction of Helene led directly to the Trojan War and the fall of the city.
Work created using a NIkon D90 and a Sigma 150mm f2.8
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Gold spray paint
A small torch and a big torch