Helen of Troy
Daughter of Zeus; Face that sailed thousands of ships
Her face was known as one of the most beautiful faces in all of the land.
When Paris was dying, his brothers Deiphobus and Helenus argued over who would get Helen. Paris chose Deiphobus.
Helen was the daughter of Zeus.
Helen in Liturature
"When Troy fell, Odysseus and Menelaus found Helen with Deiphobus. Menelaus killed Deiphobus (perhaps aided by Helen herself). Although Menelaus had intended to kill his unfaithful wife, her charms captivated him once again and he put her on his ship, announcing that he would kill her later. After seven years of travel on the sea, Helen and Menelaus reached Sparta and Menelaus had all but forgotten Helen's betrayal” (Best 1).
“It had been agreed between many suitors for Helen’s hand that if her eventual husband needed them they would all come to his assistance; hence when Paris and Helen eloped a large league gathered in support of Menelaus to launch the Trojan war” (Senior 1).
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