Was Paris named after Paris of Troy?
No. It was named after the Latin name of the local tribe, the Parisii.
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Achilles did not kill Paris at Troy. Paris was killed by Philoctetes, son of King Poeas of Meliboea in Thessaly. Like Paris, he was a famed archer and a strong warrior. He was… chosen to be one of the Greek warriors hidden inside the Trojan Horse.
Paris of Troy is a mythological character. And the War of Troy is a legend told in Homer's Iliad. No time reference is given by Homer. But Troy is a city that had existe…d.
It was actually Helen of Sparta, not Troy, who went with Paris of Troy, leaving Sparta, her husband and daughter, and everything she was behind. She didn't actually become Hel…en of Troy until such time as she was welcomed into Trojan society as a Princess of Troy. Helen of Sparta, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, wasn't actually kidnapped by Paris, a Prince of Troy. Helen had been promised to him by the Greek goddess Aphrodite, whom Paris had claimed was the most beautiful of all the goddesses. Naturally, like most women, this pissed of the other goddesses, Athena and Hera. Paris went to Sparta during a period when Menelaus was absent from Sparta for a funeral. True to her word, as Aphrodite had promised, Helen fell in love with him and willingly left Menelaus and Sparta behind, along with Hermione, their 9 year old daughter (bet you didn't know where the name Hermione came from). At this point there are conflicting testaments as to whether or not Paris and Helen actually went to Troy; some accounts have them going to Egypt, where upon learning what they had done, seized all the treasure that Paris had taken, including Helen, and waited for Menelaus to show up and reclaim his wife and gold. By this time, Menelaus was home in Sparta, had been informed that his wife had dumped him for Orlando Bloom, and left him a lot poorer and with a kid to boot. He was not a happy camper. Having promised Menelaus that they would stand by him should Helen ever be abducted again (she had already been taken before, once when she was only 12) her former suitors, who became the Greek heroes of the Trojan War. After getting to Troy and demanding the return of Helen and his loot, as stated previously, some accounts had Helen and Paris in Egypt, so when the Greeks showed up on the Trojan beach, King Priam of Troy (Paris' Dad) and Prince Hector (Paris' brother, and hero of Troy) told Menelaus, Odysseus, Ajax, Achilles, and all the other Greeks who had shown up for the war that they had been suckered - Paris and Helen weren't there at Troy, but had in fact eloped to sunny Egypt for a few quiet years while things "died down" a bit. Well, things died of course - the Trojan War lasted 10 years, the Greeks unable to penetrate the high, steep walls that had kept them from getting inside the city. At that period in history, there were no great siege machines of war, Trebuchets, Catapults, or anything for breaching battlements. After 10 years, the Greeks got tired of not winning every day, and losing their friends all the time, not to mention the deployment time away from Greece. 10 years is a long deployment. Sitting around the campfire on the beach one night, Odysseus comes up with a brilliant plan - let's build a wooden horse, hide a bunch of us inside, and send everyone else away. The Trojans just might be dumb enough to bring it inside the city to offer it to Poseidon at their temple, to rob us of OUR offering to Poseidon on the beach for a safe journey back to Greece. So the Greek fleet sails just out of eyeball range, and leaves the wooden, hollow horse offering thingy on the beach with a lot of stinky Greek dudes inside. Not only is it cramped, it's also hot as hell, and they can't make a sound or move for fear of being discovered by the Trojans. And we won't even discuss what they did to relieve themselves during that period. Anyway, you know the rest - the Trojans fell for the stupid trick, and dragged the horse into the city, partied all night and got falling down drunk. At which point by that time, the Greek ships had sailed back, and Odysseus, Achilles, and the rest of the Greek gang had slithered out of the horse and signaled their buddies on the beach that the Trojans had fallen for it, and that the gate was open. In other words, they signaled "Time to Rape, Pillage, and Plunder."
He is one of the princes of troy, who, by the help of Aphrodite, trickes Helena, the queen of Sparta, into being his lover in Troy.
The full names of Paris, Menelaus, and Helen are just Paris,Menelaus, and Helen. Family/last names were not usually used inAncient Greek times.
His parents were King Priam of Troy and Queen Hecuba; it was foretold that he would cause the ruin of Troy, so he was abandoned on Mount Ida.
It is unknown exactly what Paris looked like, but I imagine that he wasn't bad-looking ;)
Orlando Bloom plays the part of Paris in 'Troy'(2004)
Yes Paris was in love with Helen of Troy
Well, she wasn't really kidnapped as such, you see her and Paris ran away together, because you see, Somehow, a golden apple, fell into Paris' hands. But you see, the godd…esses Anthena, Hera and Aphrodite, all wanted the apple. And so Athena offered all the wisdom in the world. Hera offered to be king of all Asia. And Aphrodite offered for the most beautiful woman on earth to be his wife. Paris took up Aphrodite's offer and gave her the apple, and Aphrodite cast a spell so that the most beautiful woman would fall head over heels in love with Paris. And this woman of course was Helen of Troy. So that's why they ran away together and started the whole Trojan War.
Because Aphrodite granted Paris marriage to the most beautiful woman in the world and that was Helen. Eros shot his arrow and Helen was smitten and left her husband Melaus kin…g of Sparta for Paris prince of Troy.
The Iliad says yes. It should be noted, however, that the only reason that she did is because Aphrodite forced her to. She was the promised gift for Paris awarding the Golden …Apple of Discord to Aphrodite. It wouldn't have made much of a gift if the woman didn't want him too.
No. It is named after the Gaulish tribe of the Parisii which lived here two thousand years ago.
Helen was Queen of Sparta before falling in love with Paris and went with him to Troy.