In honor of Thetis and Peleus’ marriage, Zeus throws a feast and invites the gods and goddesses, except Discord. Discord is mad about this, and creates a golden apple inscribed “For the Fairest”. She throws down the apple. The goddesses fight for it. The goddesses fight for years, and they chose a mortal to pick, Paris.Without the golden apple, the war wouldn’t have happened. Paris would’ve stayed a shepherd, and never laid eyes on Helen.