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'For the Fairest One' by beyond-frames 'For the Fairest One' by beyond-frames
"For the Fairest One" - The Apple of Discord

I'm not going insane, actually this is Greek Mythology =D
Just read and you'll find out... :nod:

Eris is the Greek goddess of discord and strife. She is sinister and mean, and her greatest joy is to make trouble. She has a golden apple that is so bright and shiny everybody wants to have it. When she throws it among friends, their friendship come to a rapid end. When she throws it among enemies, war breaks out, for the golden apple of Eris is the Apple of Discord.

It is recounted that Zeus held a banquet in celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis (who would become the parents of Achilles). Eris, goddess of discord, was uninvited (guess why =D). Angered by this snub, Eris arrived at the celebration, where she threw the golden apple (the Apple of Discord) into the proceedings, upon which was the inscription ("For The Fairest One").

Three goddesses claimed the apple: Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. They asked Zeus to judge which of them was fairest, and eventually Zeus, reluctant to favor any claim himself, (he was definitely NOT stupid ;)) declared that Paris, a mortal (then stupid =D - no just kidding), would judge their cases.

Thus it happened that with Hermes as their guide all three of the candidates appeared to Paris on Mount Ida. Each one attempted with her powers to bribe Paris; Hera offered to make him king of Europe and Asia, Athena offered wisdom and skill in war, and Aphrodite offered the love of the world's most beautiful woman. This was Helen of Sparta, wife of the Greek King Menelaus.

Paris accepted Aphrodite's gift and awarded the apple to her, receiving Helen as well as the enmity of the Greeks and especially of Hera. The Greeks' expedition to retrieve Helen from Paris in Troy is the mythological basis of the Trojan War.

Not bad for a fruit, isn't it?
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fairfourtune Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Writer
I'm a Greek fan girl and when I was browsing the "Greek mythology" search in photography and this came up, I instantly knew what it was and I clicked on it. Really, very nicely done.
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khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009   Photographer
:O_o: oh man, I was going to say I love snow-white too! :rofl: great description and picture!
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Thank you! I'm glad and honored you read all of it :giggle: Indeed, looks like snow-white apple ;)
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khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009   Photographer
:lol: I always read everything :D
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
That's a very good habit :nod: :giggle:
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Arnaldo-aka-Homer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
F o r t e !
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
G r a z i e ! :glomp:
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compugeek722 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot... thanks for sharing!!!
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compugeek722 Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
what was your background when you took the photo... I'm trying to learn more so I can liven up my gallery... give a fellow photog a hand if you could please...
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Sure I will! :giggle:

I took the shot in front of the window so what you see there is the sky (+ the glass of the window between =D)
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PVDSHOI Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the mythology-angle!!! Beautiful shadow - again a heavy shot with depth - amazing!!! :)
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Thank you so much! :giggle: I :heart: you appreciate the shadow and the depth, that's what I like the best of it :nod: :hug: :dance:
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tidesend Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very clever, the shot and the description. Well done!
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Thank you :glomp: :giggle:
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DMKAAS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Haha love it ! :D love the whole dark style , but u can still make an apple out of it ! :D :+fav:
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Yeah an apple and a hand aswell! =D

I'm glad you like the style! :giggle: Thank you very much for the :+fav: aswell :blowkiss:
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DMKAAS Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
My pleasure :) :hug:
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InnocentEssence Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
bellissima...ma di che la mano??di zio??...cmq si si ...bella bella
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:O_o: CoSa?!?! Come puoi scambiare la mano di mio padre con LA MIA! Sono sconvolta! :wtf:

Cmq tralasciando questo GIGANTESCO particolare, sono contenta che ti piaccia! :giggle:
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fourleafedRover Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Not only is it in Greek mythology.... it was in the story of Snow White... you know the queen says"Mirror Mirror on the wall whos the fairest of them all" and then the mirror says "snow white" to the queen and she turns into the evil witch and she gives her a poisoned APPLE! WOW YOU ROCK!
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
You're absolutely RIGHT! How could I forget about Snow White ?!?! :XD: Well I can easily understand her eating it, how can you resist to an apple like THAT? =D

So glad you like the pic and the mythology behind it! :aww: Actually I find it fascinating, most of all the fact gods with their behaviour portray every human feeling although amplified in an absurd way. They have lots of whimsy and are able to do wars for just nothing. Sometimes they look like ridicolous but actually I think they represent the human kind better then men themselves because of their absurd acting: they let us easily recognize our feeling and understand them :nod: :giggle:

Thank for the :+fav: aswell! :w00t:
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fourleafedRover Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
I think your right! I love the greek mythology sooo much. I'm really into ancient cultures. My favorite is ancient Egypt though. I'm almost obsessed with their culture. Anyways my favorite greek god is Artemis, because she has a twin (Apollo) and shes good at archery! Yeah girl power!
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BaderTheFullmoon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
nice story .. Apple is mentioned in many stories :). There should be a secret in it :D.
I liked the photo with this shade effect.
+fav
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Thank You! :hug: I'm glad you like it :nod: :giggle: (... and :+fav:ed it either :dance: :w00t:) Thanks SO much :glomp:

Yeah apples have a lot of secrets! Let's hope they don't have also the worm-inside one =D
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BaderTheFullmoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
you'r wleomce :).
looool .. it will be a nice secret if it is just worm :D.
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Writer
Ohh, I like it!
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:aww: Thank you! For the :+fav: aswell! :hug:
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lion-queen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Very nice, it's pretty...
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beyond-frames Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Thank you so much for the nice comment :giggle: I'm glad you like it :blushes: :hug:
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lion-queen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
^^ No problem, its nice.
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