The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides

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Illustration

Liana Miate
by Joseph Mallord William Turner
published on 24 February 2023
The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides Download Full Size Image

The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides, oil on canvas by Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1806.

In ancient Greek mythology, the Garden of the Hesperides was situated on the slopes of Mount Atlas, where a tree of golden apples grew. The daughters of Hesperus, the evening star, took care of the tree. It was watched over by a dragon that never slept. Turner shows the garden as a peaceful landscape in a protected valley. The goddess of Discord, in disguise, takes one of the apples. This small act began the events that led to the Trojan War.

Tate, London.

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Turner, J. M. W. (2023, February 24). The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17113/the-goddess-of-discord-choosing-the-apple-of-conte/

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Turner, Joseph Mallord William. "The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 24, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17113/the-goddess-of-discord-choosing-the-apple-of-conte/.

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Turner, Joseph Mallord William. "The Goddess of Discord Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Feb 2023. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

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