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Eris depicted in a mural in 5th century BCE Greece

Eris was an Isu[1] known to the Ancient Greeks as the goddess of strife and discord. Her Roman counterpart was called Discordia.

At the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Eris dropped an Apple of Eden into the proceedings as a prize for beauty. This led Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to compete, calling on the Trojan prince Paris to judge. Upon being promised Helen of Sparta, Paris named Aphrodite the most beautiful. Paris' kidnapping of Helen soon led to the Trojan War.[2]. The Greeks would later falsely believe that Eris started the war with her guiles, rather than the powerful artifact.[3]




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