Apr 10, 2014

I is for Ida #mythology #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #9: Ida

According to Greek legend, Ida was the mountain range on which Zeus was born and raised by nymphs. It is also where Paris of Troy judged a beauty contest between Athena, Aphrodite and Hera. He chose Aphrodite, who rewarded him with...wait for it...Helen of Troy. This love affair is what spurned the Trojan War and the fall of Troy.

So Aphrodite either denied all involvement in the great city's demise, or she copped to it, showed some leg, and made everyone forget. Who knows.

Happy I to Z!



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4 comments:

  1. So is this also a real place? Or just part of the mythology?

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. Real place. Just like the Temple of Apollo and Mount Olympus :)

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  2. Thats interesting an interesting theme. Read the A to H posts too! Good going. :)

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  3. I wish I could remember Greek mythology. I was very fortunate to have a class in it at school and promptly forgot all I learnt. Great post.

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