A wedding feast by heaven blessed. Shunned, still came uninvited Guest. Cast golden apple to
contest. Which divine beauty bribed the best? - judged by Cassandra’s sibling...
Harmony & beauty
be yet partial tapestry. Reflections’ blind sections ply deceptions.
Who’d plan it? Planet redefine. The Tenth subtracting one from nine.
Dark god to darkness reconsign. Superiority is Thine.
Ill-judged those who dismiss You.
Two boastful lovers, set a test. The loser, unduly distressed enslaved the sister he’d
undressed, feasted on succulent, sliced breast to meat his own sweet issue.
Commentary The Olympian goddess of discord, Eris is perhaps most famous for initiating
the Trojan War. All the Olympian gods & goddesses had been invited to the wedding
of Thetis & Peleus except for her (since there was said to be no place for discord
on such an occasion...) Snubbed, she turned up anyway and threw a golden apple inscribed
‘for the fairest’ into the party. The goddesses Hera, Athena & Aphrodite all claimed
it & required Paris (a mortal & aTrojan prince) to award the prize, offering him
incentives according to their particular powers; power, wisdom & love. Paris chose
the last of these, offered in the form of Helen of Sparta, allegedly the most beautiful
woman in the world, unfortunately already married to the Spartan king, Menelaus.
tale featuring Eris’s involvement concerned Polyteknos & Aedon who claimed their
love for each other was greater than that of the supreme deity couple, Zeus & Hera.
Angered, Hera sought Eris’s intervention. Polyteknos was working on a chariot board
while Aedon was weaving a web. Eris told them that whoever finished their task last
would have to present the other with a female servant. Aedon won. Unhappy at his
defeat, Polyteknos raped Aedon’s sister, Khelidon before disguising her & presenting
her to Aedon as a slave. Having found out the truth, Aedon chopped up Polyteknos’s
son and fed the pieces to him..