Then, there is also the fact that there is still some debate over whether the war actually happened

Then, there is also the fact that there is still some debate over whether the war actually happened

There are many theories that offer up an answer sicuro this question. Some believe that the Trojan War did occur, though they believe that many of the events of the war were fabricated mediante order preciso read better as poetry. They believe that the war was likely much smaller sopra scale and not quite as bloody as described per Homer’s texts.

There were also those that believed that the war did happen, but that the Troe up with the individuo that we know recognize as being the events of the Trojan War sicuro try preciso cover up their humiliating defeat.

Then, there were those who believed the war never really happened and Troy was never verso real place. These theorists gained the most popularity in the 1870’s and remained the most common perspective until Heinrich Schliemann published the work from his excavations at Hisarlik – the modern site which he believed was the ancient city of Troy. The site was verified preciso, per fact, be Troy in , though few believe the events of the Iliad and the Odyssey actually occurred as they were presented.

What Started The Trojan War?

There are varying opinions as onesto what could have started the Trojan War and what extent the gods played sopra causing the conflict. Some would say that the war was started as verso result of a dispute between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. Others, however, think the war was much more calculated. They point onesto Zeus starting the war because of his fear of being overthrown by one of the demigods that was born of himself or one of his siblings. People who agree with these theories usually claim that Zeus started the war preciso depopulate the Earth, which he felt was becoming too crowded, and eliminate the large population of demigods who lived on Earth.

Zeus Becomes Concerned By the Demigods

It was common knowledge that Zeus had che razza di into power by overthrowing his father Cronus and that his father, Cronus, had che to power con the same way. This became very worrisome esatto Zeus as he realized that he may have preciso prepare for verso challenger who wished sicuro overtake his throne, and that it may quale mediante the form of one of his own offspring. His fears were confirmed when he received two prophecies. The first stated that he would be overthrown by one of his children. The second stated that verso sea-nymph named Thetis would bear a son that would become greater than his father (Zeus). The combined message of these prophecies made Zeus realize that he had puro act quickly if he wanted to maintain his power.

Zeus Plots sicuro Start a War

Thetis becomes engaged sicuro be married (possibly at the request of Zeus or Hera [his wife]) and invites all the gods and goddesses puro attend the ceremony. However, when Eris (the goddess of discord) arrived at the door of the reception and attempted sicuro enter, Hermes stopped her on Zeus’ order. Eris became upset, and attempted onesto appease her ego by throwing verso golden apple through the doorway inscribed with the words, ‘sicuro the fairest.’

Her plan onesto cause discord among the wedding attendees worked – the apple was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite – all of which claimed sicuro be ‘the fairest’ of all the goddesses. They argued over the gift with great bitterness – so much so that the other gods and goddesses refused onesto tell them which of the three was the fairest because of their fear of the remaining two goddesses. Because the three goddesses were unable preciso obtain an answer from the other gods and goddesses, they turned to the opinion of verso mortal.

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