Apple of Discord

Title

Apple of Discord

Description

The goddess Eris inscribed "to the fairest" upon this golden apple. She then tossed it in the midst of a great feast of the gods (a feast she had not been invited to) which was to celebrate the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. This, of course, sparked a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite who each attempted to claim the apple. When Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that eventually led to the Trojan War.

Creator

Eris

Source

Greek mythology

Contributor

Ashley Rieger

Format

Ancestral

Type

Myth

Files

discord.jpg

Citation

Eris, “Apple of Discord,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed December 7, 2021, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/95.