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  1645-46 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org

The Judgement of Paris 1645-46 - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.claudelorrain.org

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.

Rippingham Art - The Art Online Gallery -   The Judgement of Paris

Rippingham Art - The Art Online Gallery - The Judgement of Paris

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

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

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