Where I went idiom "Apple of Discord"

Russian language is incredibly rich and eloquent.The special charm gives him the use of idiomatic expressions.By apt phrases can be very precisely to express his thought.In addition, idioms, of course, is decorated not only spoken but also written, artistic speech.In fairness, it should be noted that many idioms belong not only to the Russian people, but also have counterparts in other countries and have their origin in other nations.Let's talk about one of them."Apple of discord".Idiom this originates in Greek mythology.By the way, the myths of different peoples - one of the largest sources of origin of aphorisms.

We owe the famous legend of the three goddesses dispute idiom "apple of discord".This myth tells about the events that eventually brought about the Trojan War.Great Zeus wanted to marry a beautiful Thetis, daughter of titanium.However, Prometheus prophesied to him that her son is born with the overthrow of the throne of his father.So he gave her Thessalian prince Peleyu.At the wedding I was invited all the gods of Olympus.And only one Eris, goddess of discord, was not invited, mindful of her bad temper.But the goddess was holding a grudge, wandering near the cave of Chiron, where the noisy merry feast.She came up with how to avenge the insult.She took the golden apple and wrote on it a single word: "Beautiful."And then he threw it on the banquet table.It is this fruit was later called "apple of discord".And the thing is that a golden apple and the words on it to see the three goddesses: Hera, Aphrodite and Athena.Goddess - are women and they, like all the ladies, too, tend to consider themselves the most beautiful.Each of them claimed that Apple intended it to her.They will judge asked the goddess of Thunder.However, Zeus decided to cheat.After Gera - his wife, Athena - daughter, Aphrodite was truly beautiful.Then he ordered Hermes to put the apple Paris, the son of the king of Troy.The young man did not know that he was the prince, because he was grown shepherds.It is the duty of Paris put Zeus to name one of the most beautiful goddess.Everyone is trying to attract a young man at his side.Hera promised him power and authority, control over Asia, Athena offered him military victory and wisdom.Only Aphrodite guessed the secret desire of Paris.She said that she would help him get the love of the beautiful Helen, daughter of Zeus and Leda, the wife of Menelaus, Atreus, the queen of Sparta.It gave Paris Aphrodite apple.Hera and Athena hated him, and vowed to lime.Aphrodite also fulfilled its promise and helped him steal Helen.This was the reason for the outbreak of war.Menelaus decided to punish the Trojans and return his wife.As a result, Troy was destroyed.

It is a myth, and the phrase "bone of contention" was a winged thanks to the Roman historian Justin, who lived in the II century.He used it for the first time within the meaning of the causes of disputes, hostility, something small, which leads to major strife."Apple of Discord" is also known as the "apple of Eris or Paris."In our speech, we often use this idiom.So, it is very often said: "Apple of Discord rolled between them" - if it is a once-friendly, now a rival because of trifles people.