What did Helen of troy look like?
Homer described Helen of Troy (in Greek, Ἑλένη, Helénē) as "white-armed, long-robed and richly-tressed." True to her reputation she was an otherworldly beauty that men and women alike found breathtaking. Being a Mediterranean woman she likely had pale olive skin. She was also tall and regal, possessing silken dark tresses (not blond as is commonly assumed) and had a slender figure with full hips. Her face was smooth, symmetrical and unblemished, though it was her playful hazel eyes and her knowing smile that truly captivated people. Helen was proud and intimidating, yet at times was compassionate as well. To get a true sense of her beauty, think of a young Elizabeth Taylor mixed with a heady dose of Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie.
Most myths claim that the gods, angry at the trouble Helen had caused, sent storms to drive their ships off course to Egypt and other lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. When they finally arrived in Sparta, the couple lived happily, although by some accounts, Menelaus remained suspicious of Helen…'s feelings and loyalty. Many stories say that Helen remained in Sparta until her death (unknown). But others say that she went to the island of Rhodes after Menelaus died, perhaps driven from Sparta by their son Nicostratus. At first she was given refuge on Rhodes by Polyxo, the widow of Tlepolemus, one of the Greek leaders who had died in the Trojan War. Later, however, Polyxo had Helen hanged to avenge the death of her husband. One very different version of Helen's story claims that the gods sent an effigy, or dummy, of Helen to Troy but that she actually spent the war years in Egypt. . ( Full Answer )
She is the daughter of Zeus and the queen of Sparta. The famous Trojan War was fought over her love. After the war her husband was Menelaus of Argos.
HELEN ADAMS KELLER was born with blue eyes and blonde hair. She wasvery pretty even after she went blind and deaf and mute fromsomething called Acute Congestion of the Stomach and Brain inFebruary of 1882. Once she went blind, her eyes rolled back,leaving lots of what the old Helen looked like behin…d. Helen nowhad dirty dresses, that she let no one but herself touch. Shedetested having baths, therfore her parents felt sorry for her andthen they let her have her own way. she was nearly always dirtyuntil Anne Sullivan taught her to be independent and clean herself. If you're not satisfied with the description above: The World at Her Fingertips by J. Dash. or, The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, herself. Just look up "Helen Keller" on google images and you'll see. ( Full Answer )
The birth date of Helen of Troy is unknown. However, she is the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was produced from an egg. She later became the wife to Spartan king Tyndareus.
When Paris came to stay at Helen and her husband's house he kidnapped her OR she willingly went with him. i don't know what exactly happened but i think this is what happened.
Helen was born and raised in Sparta. But when she was "kidnapped" by Paris, she lived in Troy.
Helen was married to King Menelaeus (say men-er-lay-us) of Sparta. when her father decided to give Helen a husband he said she must be blindfolded and put a golden wreath on the lucky man in the husband choosing. When Helen was blindfolded, she prayed to Aphrodite (say afro-dite-e) the goddess of… love to make her choose Menalaeus. Suddenly Aphrodite made a pin prick sized hole on the blindfold so Helen could where Menalaeus was. ( Full Answer )
All of the suitors of Helen, which was essentially every king in Greece, took a vow that they would defend the honor of whomever was chosen as her husband, so as to prevent war from breaking out over the quest for her hand. When she was spirited away by Paris, Menelaus forced them to fulfill thei…r oaths. They laid siege to Troy for 10 years before finally defeating the city and razing it to the ground. ( Full Answer )
Most people's reaction for Helen of Troy the movie is good. It wasa nice movie that did a good job of tell Helen of Troy's story.
Probably. Although it is likely that her story was embellished and perhaps even confused with the stories of other notable women of that region and historical period. Answer Many ancient legends have long been thought to be completely fictitious. However, recent historical and archaeological resea…rch has uncovered evidence that many of these 'myths' are, in fact, rooted in actual historical events. The ruins of the city of Troy, for instance, have been located. Current analyses of the works of Homer indicate that he was more historian than storyteller. Although one must understand that in his time there was little distinction between those occupations and the events he recorded had probably been retold many times before he wrote them down. ( Full Answer )
Yes. she was a Greek demigoddess and was a daughter of Zeus and Leda. She was wife of King Menelaus. Her siblings were Castor, Polydeuces, and Clytemnestra. Later, Paris, helped by Aphrodite, abducted her to Troy. After that she was Helen of Troy. Other than the Homeric tale and later tales which m…ay or may not have come from an earlier tradition, there is no evidence that Helen ever existed. ( Full Answer )
A large portion of one side of the mountain was blown away. Trees were blown down for miles, and much of the land was buried under volcanic ash.
She had promised Helen to the Trojan prince Paris, in return for pronouncing Aphrodite the winner of a beauty contest between three goddesses.
it is dark and cloudy, the land is ruined, basically like every after effect of a volcano eruption
Gods had symbols. Helen was human (or, at best, a demi-goddess) and everybody praised her beauty, which cannot be called a symbol. Her beauty was her symbol. She did not have a symbol like Zeus had his lightning bolt. This is because she is only a demi godess. Her father, Zeus, was a God, but her …mother, Leda, was a mortal. ( Full Answer )
The Iliad, which tells of the beginning and of the Trojan War. The accompanying epic is the Odyssey, which tells of Odysseus' journey home to Athens after the war.
She married the Spartan king, Menelaus and had a daughter, Hermione, with him. However, Aphrodite made her fall in love with the Trojan prince, Paris in return for Paris' decision to grant her the golden apple of Eris. Helen fled with Paris to Troy where she married him and lived with him for 10 yea…rs during the Trojan War. According to Homer, Helen almost betrayed the Greeks inside the Trojan Horse to the Trojans. She is a good hostess (an important thing in Greek culture) and an accomplished herbalist. In the Odyssey, she drugs her husband's court with heart's ease which makes them numb to all emotional pain. After the Trojan War, Helen returns home with Menelaus and lives with him almost as though nothing had happened. ( Full Answer )
Yes, in that their mother was Leda and they were born together, however, Helen was daughter of Zeus and Clytemnestra the daughter of Tyndareus.
very frail, and sometimes even worn out, because she rarley changed her clothing she wore old fashioned dresses and skirts....
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 goddesses Anthena, Hera and Aphrodite, all wanted the apple. And so Athena offered all the wisdom in the world. Hera offered to b…e 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. ( Full Answer )
Because she could NT decide which man to choose and because of that thousands of people died!
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 king of Sparta for Paris prince of Troy.
No: Helen of Troy was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, Queen of Sparta , wife of Menelaus.
Helen of Troy, was the woman who is believed to have started/caused the Trojan War because 2 men were madly in love with her, so an ENTIRE war was fought over her.
I'm not sure you understand why Helen was in Troy in the first place. In the myth, she was abducted by Aphrodite and given to Paris as a bride because she promised him the most beautiful woman in the world in exchange for his awarding her the Golden Apple. In truth, I think the movie "Troy" capture…s what is a more likely event: Paris was younger, and likely much more desirable than was Menelaus, King of Sparta. Even though Sparta of the Bronze Age is nothing like the Classical Sparta we think of, Helen had no choice in who she married, so running off with the young Trojan Prince would have been something a spirited young woman might do. So, as you see, her "deserving" had nothing to do with it. ( Full Answer )
Helen's first husband was Menelaus (Menelaos - pronounced "meh-neh-LAH-ohs"), king of Sparta. With the help of Aphrodite, she was spirited away by Paris, Prince of Troy and wed to him under their laws.
They didn't have XBox in ancient Greece. She was a character in a story that MIGHT have been based on a real person. She wasn't a hero or a role model. She didn't invent anything or accomplish anything, aside from starting a 10 year long war between the Achaeans and Trojans.
She went back to Sparta. Some stories say she remained the Queen, and others say she was killed.
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.
1.name the gods and goddesses in the story of helen of troy and what they represent? 2.site potable qoutes and their meaning. 3
The most common eye colour of that time was brown, then blue and then green so most likely her eyes were brown but no one really knows for sure.
well the judgment is. Aphrodite wanted to be the fairest out of three women so she bargened with a prince named Paris that she would give him the most beautiful women that ever lived and that was helen of troy. so she did. she abducted helen from her home wich caused the trojan war.
Helen of Troy is known as "The face that launched a thousand ships," which is referring to her being kidnapped, thus starting the Trojan war. Truly, she didn't really do anything during the war. She was captured, the battle was won, and she was taken back home.
Aphrodite told Paris that the most beautiful woman in the world would marry him. The most beautiful woman was Helen.
Helen of Troy was said to be the most beautiful women in the world, so beautiful in fact, that Paris kidnapped her and thus started the Trojan war. Though she had no actual physical description, it was said that her face launched a thousand ships.
In Homer's version of The Odyssey, Helen escapes after theTrojan Horse, which is a gift to Troy, came past the gates of Troyand destroys Troy in flames. Before the horse enters, Odesseus disguises to dress as a beggar.To achieve the look, he. "...first, given himself an outrageuos beating andthro…wn some rags on",. then enters the city of Troy. When reaches Helen, she realizesOdysseus as he tells exactly what his fighters were going to do toget through the gates of Troy and rescue Helen. So Helen knew the plan that the Akhaians or Achaeans (Greeks) werepassing the gates of Troy by a gifted wooden creature, the TrojanHorse. After entering, the fighters came out when the Ilians or Iliad(Trojans) were sleeping and put the city in ruins. As a result, Helen escaped from the destroyed city and was returnedback to Menelaus as husband and wife in Sparta. ( Full Answer )
Helen was called Helen of Troy because she was taken to Troy(a city) by Paris. She was also called Helen of Sparta because she was born there and was queen. Hope I helped!
Ancient Greece, date unknown, but I do not think that Helen can be called 'kidnapped' when she left behind a daughter nine years old willingly and was also Queen of Sparta before - and after the Trojan war.
No she was not, Christianity did not exist as any kind of major religion in the time of Ancient Greece.
Helen was Queen of Sparta before falling in love with Paris and went with him to Troy.
Helen of Troy was the daughter of Tyndareus and Leda, the king and queen of Sparta. Zeus appeared to Helen's mother in form of a swan, seducing her. Helen of Troy has two brothers and one sister: Castor and Polydeuces, and Clytemnestra. Helen then married Menelaus, the brother of Clytemnestra's husb…and, Aganemnon, and then later ran off with Paris of Troy. ( Full Answer )
The mother of Helen of Troy was Leda who was married to KingTyndareus of Sparta.
Helen of Troy's context is that the tragic misadventures are set up by a foolish man choosing Helen of Troy over the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.
The land of try is best known for witnessing the Trojan war. The battle was fought between the Greeks and the Troy after Paris of Troy help Helen of Sparta elope with him to Troy.
When Paris and Helen reached Troy, they knew that the Greeks would soon follow. There isn't much detail about what was happening in Troy because the accounts are mostly told from the Greek point of view. It can be assumed that the city prepared for war, though.
Technically she was the queen of Sparta, but became princess of Troy when she left wth Paris.
Some say Helen had Iphigenia by Theseus, others that she was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra (who was a daughter of Leda Queen of Sparta and sister to Helen).
Most accounts in Greek myth say she was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, or Zeus and Nemesis.
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Helen of troy has many contradictions. First of all she has regretsabout following Paris (Prince Alexandros), about leaving herfamily, her husband, child and friends. Second of all she isself-aware of her reckless (wanton) behavior. She also wants todie, but if she dies she won't have any more fun o…r power over men,also she knows that it might stop the war, but it might make itworse because if she does that then the Greeks and Trojans mightblame each other for her death. She also feels responsible forstarting the war. She doesn't want all these people to die for her,but she also kind of likes it. She is helpless to her own power(seductiveness). Also deep down she is just this helpless littlegirl who wants to be protected. She also has some self-doubts andquestions herself. She wants people to like her and is sensitive towhat others say about her. She is fighting her morals versus beinghated. At the end of the day she wants Menelaus (because of historyand because of where her family, child, and friends are [inGreece]) over Paris, but she still wants Paris (because of looks).In the long run she wants her cake and eat it too. ( Full Answer )