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Judgement of Paris (Greek Mythology)

The Judgement of Paris, Simonet (1904); At the marriage of Peleus & Thetis, an uninvited Eris (goddess of discord) arrived with a golden apple inscribed "for the fairest" which Aphrodite, Hera, & Athena all claimed to be. The goddesses let Paris decide. The naked goddesses appeared before Paris but he couldn't decide. Hera offered control of Asia & Europe. Athena offered wisdom, fame & glory. Aphrodite offered the most beautiful mortal woman (Helen) in the world as a wife, so he chose her.


The goddesses, Athene, Hera and Aphrodite, present themselves to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The three stand together in a group, each bearing a sceptre or spear. Athene wears a helm, and Hera a crown. Aphrodite (centre) is accompanied by her winged son Eros, who stands on a plinth above her head.


What "Goddesses" looked like in the 1600's Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. The Judgement of Paris Painted by Peter Paul Rubens, ca1636


The judgement of Paris

The judgement of Paris, oil paint on linen, 40x30 cm, by DanielleHameleersArt on Etsy


Wtewael, Judgement of Paris Each possessing their own strengths. Cannot judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.


The Judgment of Paris (Ojulgamento de Páris)1908-1910, de Pierre Auguste Renoir (I84i-1919). Collection of Henry P. Mclllhenny,Germantown,Pennsylvania. Obra citada no "História do Pudor" de Jean-Claude Bologne, pa. 251-252.