Helen o Troy

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Helen an Menelaus: Menelaus intends tae strike Helen; captivatit bi her beauty, he drops his swuird. A fleein Eros an Aphrodite (on the left) watch the scene. Detail o an Attic reid-figur krater c. 450–440 BC (Paris, Louvre)

In Greek meethologie, Helen o Troy (Greek Ἑλένη Helénē, pronounced [helénɛː]), kent as Helen o Sparta an aw, or simply Helen, wis the dauchter o Zeus an Leda, an wis a seester o Castor, Pollux, an Clytemnestra. In Greek meeths, she wis conseedert the maist beautifu woman in the warld. Bi mairiage she wis Queen o Laconia, a province within Homeric Greece, the wife o King Menelaus. Her abduction bi Prince Paris o Troy brocht aboot the Trojan War. Elements o her putative biografie come frae clessical authors such as Aristophanes, Cicero, Euripides an Homer (baith The Iliad an The Odyssey).