Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Helen


1Helen-In Greek mythology, Helen was the most beautiful woman in Greece, who was the indirect cause of the Trojan War. She was the daughter of Zeus, either by Leda or by Nemesis. Her brother was the Dioscuri, and her sister was Clytemnestra  (wife of Agamemnon). Helen was the wife of Menelaus.

                                When Paris, son of Priam, was asked to decide which goddess was most beautiful, he chose Aphrodite, who rewarded him with most beautiful  woman in the world. Seducing Helen with the help of the goddess's help, Paris carried her off to Troy, and the Greeks sent a military force to pursue them. At the war's end, with Paris dead, Helen returned to Sparta with Menelaus.

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2Helen- In Greek mythology, Helen was described as the daughter of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Clytemnestra took Aegisthus as her lover while her husband (Agamemnon) was away at war. Upon Agamemnon return, Clytemnestra and Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon.  Later Clytemnestra was then killed by her son, Orestes, with the help of his sister Electra3, in revenge for his father’s murder. The infant Helen is also killed.
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