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

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, 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 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 Judgement of Paris

The Judgement of Paris

The Judgement of Paris rock crystal intaglio, Italian, c. 1520-30, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Judgement of Paris rock crystal intaglio, Italian, c. 1520-30, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham .- | La Audacia de Aquiles

Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” / Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham .- | La Audacia de Aquiles

Artwork by Peter Paul Rubens, THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS, Made of Oil on canvas

Artwork by Peter Paul Rubens, THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS, Made of Oil on canvas

The three goddesses, Athene, Hera and Aphrodite, present themselves to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The shepherd prince sits on a rock surrounded by his hounds and sheep. Beside him stands the god Hermes, and above him, on a rock, a tiny winged Nike (Victory). The three goddesses 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.

The three goddesses, Athene, Hera and Aphrodite, present themselves to Paris in the contest for the golden apple. The shepherd prince sits on a rock surrounded by his hounds and sheep. Beside him stands the god Hermes, and above him, on a rock, a tiny winged Nike (Victory). The three goddesses 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.

The fresco depicts the Judgement of Paris: The Trojan prince stands next to Mercury, pointing at the chosen goddess  depicted on the opposite wall with the other two goddesses.  House of Venus in a Bikini. Pompeii

The fresco depicts the Judgement of Paris: The Trojan prince stands next to Mercury, pointing at the chosen goddess depicted on the opposite wall with the other two goddesses. House of Venus in a Bikini. Pompeii

judgement_of_paris_louvre_550-bc-prep

judgement_of_paris_louvre_550-bc-prep

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