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Helen-A Ten Year War What is mythology According to James Harvey Stout it is an organized collection of stories by which we explain our beliefs in history Myths usually confront major issues such as the origin of humanity and its traditions It is the way in which the natural and human worlds function on a universal level Other myth narrate the deities daily activitiestheir love affairs and pleasures their jealousies and rages their ambitions and schemes and their quarrels and battles Homers Iliad is work of literature where this is well represented An example of a character who represents this notion is the one and only Helen Helen is perceived as the most inspired character in all literature ancient or modern At first glance we know she is a woman a woman whose face launched a thousand ships A whole war one that lasted for 10 years was fought over her We know that she is made of flesh and blood but yet she was immortal However in Homers Iliad he produces negative attitude in regards to the way Helen is viewed Is this in fact the truth is this woman the cause of the death of thousands and the destruction of Troy Let us take a journey back to ancient Greece with the hopes of revealing the truth about this most controversial woman Helen of Sparta was a tantalizing enigma so we hear from the beginning She was the daughter of Zeus and Leda queen of Sparta She was also famous in the world for her beauty and has been called the Lady of Sorrows It appears that the story of Helen is more fascinating then the women herself Ironically we do not regard her as a God herself despite her immortality and being the daughter of Zeus The story concentrates more on the all who surround as opposed to Helen herself Helen was abducted by Paris and
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