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Trojan War by Christina Hernandez

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Wedding of King Peleus and Thetis

    Wedding of King Peleus and Thetis
    King Peleus, who was a Greek hero and Thetis, who was a Greek goddess of water got married. Many Olympian gods have been invited to the wedding. King Peleus and Thetis decided it would be best if they didn't invite Eris, who was the goddess of discord thinking she would cause trouble.
  • Jan 2, 1000

    Apple of Discord

    Apple of Discord
    Eris was very angry she hadn't been invited so showed up to the wedding and tossed an apple onto the table during the feast, the apple read "to the fairest". Immediately, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite fought over the apple.
  • Jan 3, 1000

    The Judgement of Paris

    The Judgement of Paris
    Zeus put an end to the quarrel by instructing Hermes to take them all to Troy, where the Trojan prince, Paris would decide who would get the Apple. Each of the goddeses offered Paris something different. Paris chose Aphrodite, who offered the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen.
  • Jan 4, 1000

    Helen's abduction

    Helen's abduction
    Paris set off for Sparta to take Helen. When Paris arrived at Sparta, Helen's husband and brothers entertained him. When Helen's husband, menelaus set off for his grandfather's funeral, Paris saw his chance and took Helen then set off for Troy.
  • Jan 5, 1000

    The Greek Army

    The Greek Army
    Menelaus who was angry Paris took Helen, asked the Greek kings to help punish the Trojan. Which they allowed and granted him a large army that was lead by Agamemnon. After the army was ready and they were about to leave for Troy, there were horrible wind and that's when Iphigenia was sacrificed.
  • Jan 5, 1000

    Iphigenia in Taurus

    Iphigenia in Taurus
    Calchas blamed the wind on Agamemnon. Calchas thought this because Agamemnon thought he could hunt better than Artemis and offended her. Iphigenia was brought to Aulis, where they were supposed to set sail from, to be sacrificed. When Iphigenia was placed on the altar, smoke appeared and a deer took her place. Everyone believed Artemis had saved Iphigenia.
  • Jan 6, 1000

    The First Battle of Troy

    The First Battle of Troy
    Instead of jumping straight into war, Menelaus and Odysseus went to talk it out with Priam instead. Priam agreed to return Helen, however, his 50 sons were on Paris' side. The Greeks, having no other option started the war.
  • Jan 6, 1000

    The first Greek to die

    The first Greek to die
    There was a prophecy that the first Greek to step foot on soil, would be the first to die. Odysseus saw that Protesilaus was eager to fight, so Odysseus outsmarted Protesilaus and Odysseus jumped onto his shield, so he wasn't exactly the first one on Greek on the soil, this made Protesilaus the first Greek on the soil. Hector, who was the son of Priam, saw Protesilaus and killed him.
  • Jan 7, 1000

    Gods and Goddeses take sides

    Even though Zeus told all the gods not to take sides, they did. The gods that were on the greek's side were:Hera, Athena, Poseidon, Hermes, Hephaestus, The gods that were on the Trojan's side were: Aphrodite, Artemis, and Apollo. Ares was the only god who fought on both sides while Zeus, Hades, Demeter, and Hestia didn't take anyone's side during the war.
  • Jan 7, 1000

    The best warriors on each side

    The best warriors on each side
    The Greek's best warrior was Achilles, who killed many Trojans and was by far the bravest warrior on their side. However, he decided to stop battling.
    The Trojan's best warrior was Hector, he was the bravest during the 10 year war.
  • Jan 8, 1000

    The duel between Paris and Menelaus

    The duel between Paris and Menelaus
    When things started getting a bit more dangerous, Hector convinced Paris to duel Menelaus. During the duel, Paris left with the help of Aphrodite.
  • Jan 9, 1000

    11-day truce

    11-day truce
    Hector killed Patroclus and when Achilles returned to the war, Achilles killed Hector. When Hector's body was returned to the Trojans, Priam pleaded for a truce to mourn over their greatest warrior which lasted 11 days.
  • Jan 10, 1000

    The final year

    The final year
    During the tenth year, the Trojans were winning since they recieved reinforcements from other lands. They also had Penthesileia, the Amazon queen, and Memnon, the king of Ethiopia, on their side.
  • Jan 10, 1000

    Death of Achilles and Memnon

    Death of Achilles and Memnon
    Memnon was challenged to a duel from Nestor, who wanted to avenge his son's death. Memnon declined this offer due to how powerful he was, that's when Achilles decided to take his place. Achilles killed Memnon in this duel. Later, the Trojans damaged the Greeks severely, with the help of Apollo and managed to kill Achilles.