►Greek Mythology: “The Golden Apple of Discord” /
►Poetry: “Who is The Fairest?”, by Christy Birmingham:
The Garden of the Hesperides was Hera´s orchard, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew. The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia gave to Hera as a wedding gift when Hera accepted Zeus. The Hesperides were given the task of tending to the grove, but occasionally plucked from it themselves. Not trusting them, Hera also placed in the garden a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon named Ladon as an additional safeguard.
However, in the mythology surrounding “the Judgement of Paris”, the goddess of Discord Eris managed to enter the garden and pluck a golden apple.
Eris had become disgruntled after she was excluded from the wedding of Peleus and Tetis (Achilles ‘ parents).
Angered by this snub, Eris arrived at the…
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