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Queen Helen of Troy

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Marcia Noel

on 20 October 2014

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Transcript of Queen Helen of Troy

Helen
of
Queen
Troy
Queen Helen of Troy
Her Parents
Helen was the daughter of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Leda, a human being. According to one myth, Zeus appeared in the form of a swan when he visited Leda. Helen later hatched from a swan's egg. Another myth states that Zeus mated with Nemesis, the goddes of fate, who gave Leda the egg from which Helen was born from. Though Helen was Zeus' daughter, she was raised by Leda and King Tyndareus.
Helen's
Beauty
Helen's beauty affected her in dreadful ways. When Helen was a child, the hero Theseus fell in love with her and kidnapped her. Helen was then rescued by her brothers Kastor (Castor) and Polydeuces (Pollux). Her beauty attracted men which put her in a lot of trouble.
Queen Helen of
Sparta
?
Yes, Queen Helen of Sparta, I know you are thinking what about Queen Helen of Troy? Well, before she was Helen of Troy, she was Helen of Sparta. When Helen was 16, her parents sent her to marry Menelaus, the King of Sparta. This is how she became the Queen of Sparta, though you may hear many different stories about it, this is the one I hear often.
Queen Helen of
Troy
Finally!! Queen Helen of Troy! Helen had an affair with Prince Paris of Troy. They fell ridiculously in love and ran away together. Once they were back in Troy, Paris' brother Hector commanded him to send her back. He told Paris that this would start a war, and he was right.
The Trojan War/The Trojan Horse/Queen Helen's contributions
When King Menelaus found out that Helen ran away with Paris, he was furious and wanted her back. King Menelaus asked his brother Agamemnon to join him in battle and he did. King Agamemnon sent 1,000 ships to Troy, but they could not get in. The Trojans fought with Sparta on Troy's sandy beaches. Sparta took over the beach but, the Trojan's wall was too high for any intruder to get in to their city. They fought and fought, but the Trojans were untouchable, some thought that the Gods had built their wall. Finally, Sparta had and idea, they built a horse out of wood as a gift for the Trojans. When the Trojans found it they would have never guessed that the Spartan soldiers were inside! Prince Paris didn't trust it though, he said they should burn it, but his father King Priam said not to. He said it was a gift, so they let it inside. They celebrated the end of the war and feasted, but when they went to bed the soldiers escaped the horse and burnt the city. All of this occurred because Queen Helen ran away with Paris, contributing to the Trojan War.
How do her contributions help us today?
Queen Helen's contributions don't help us today, they ruined the lives of the Trojan people long ago. As Prince Hector said in the video before, she got Troy burned. Now I have another video that is about the Trojan horse.
Additional information
Helen
Helen of Troy (in Greek mythology) was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the major cause of the Trojan war, in which Sparta defeated Troy.
by: Marcia Noel
I can't ask anyone to fight for me.
I'm no longer queen of Sparta.
Quotes from Queen Helen
I recommend watching the movie Troy if you want to know more about the Trojan War. However, if you are going to watch the movie you have to
have
a parent or guardian watch it with you.
Diane Kruger plays the role of Helen in the movie
Troy.
Did you know that King Menelaus wanted Helen back to kill her?
Did you know that Achilles fought in the Trojan war but didn't want to be in it?
Did you know that Achilles died in the Trojan War? Prince Paris shot him in the foot and chest, this is why we call the part under our ankle the
achilles tendon.
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