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Helen of Troy by GENZOMAN Helen of Troy by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! this is an old image from 2007 or so :)...Helen of Troy, well, the story is well known... she is the daughter of leda, a image I done before

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Helen of Troy and the Trojan War were central to the early history of ancient Greece.

Helen is the object of one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and one of the main reasons for a ten-year war between the Greeks and Trojans, known as the Trojan War. Hers was the face that launched a thousand ships because of the vast number of warships the Greeks sailed to Troy to retrieve Helen. The poems known as the Trojan War Cycle were the culmination of many myths about the ancient Greek warriors and heroes who fought and died at Troy.

The Trojan War Cycle is based on a story from the legendary period of ancient Greece, a time when it was common to trace lineage to the gods. Helen is said to have been a daughter of the king of the gods, Zeus. Her mother was generally considered to have been Leda, the mortal wife of the king of Sparta, Tyndareus. In some versions, Nemesis, in bird form, is named mother. The Helen-egg was then given to Leda to raise. Clytemnestra was the sister of Helen, but her father wasn't Zeus, but Tyndareus. Helen had two (twin) brothers, Castor and Pollux (Polydeuces). Pollux shared a father with Helen, and Castor with Clytemnestra. The two brothers are called the Dioscuri. There were various stories about this helpful pair of brothers, including one about how they saved the Romans at the Battle of Regillus.

The legendary beauty of Helen attracted men from afar and also those close to home who saw her as a means to the Spartan throne. The first likely mate of Helen was Theseus, hero of Athens, who kidnapped Helen when she was still young. Later Menelaus, brother of the Mycenaean King Agamemnon, married Helen. Agamemnon and Menelaus were sons of King Atreus of Mycenae, and were therefore referred to as Atrides. Agamemnon married the sister of Helen, Clytemnestra, and became king of Mycenae after expelling his uncle. In this way, Menelaus and Agamemnon were not only brothers but brothers-in-law, just as Helen and Clytemnestra were not only sisters, but sisters-in-law.

Of course the most famous mate of Helen was Paris of Troy.Paris (aka Alexander or Alexandros) was the son of King Priam of Troy and his queen, Hecuba, but he was rejected at birth, and raised as a shepherd on Mt. Ida. While living the life of a shepherd, the three goddesses, Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena, appeared to him asking him to award the "fairest" of them the golden apple that Discord had promised one of them. Each goddess offered Paris a bribe, but the bribe offered by Aphrodite appealed to Paris most, so Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite. It was a beauty contest, so it was appropriate that the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, had offered Paris the most beautiful woman on earth for his bride. This woman was Helen. Unfortunately, Helen was taken. She was the bride of Menelaus.

Whether or not there was love between Menelaus and Helen is unclear. In the end, they may have been reconciled, but meanwhile, when Paris came to the Spartan court of Menelaus as a guest, he may have aroused unaccustomed desire in Helen, since in the Iliad, Helen takes some responsibility for her abduction. Menelaus received and extended hospitality to Paris. Then, when Menelaus discovered that Paris had taken off for Troy with Helen and other prized possessions Helen may have considered part of her dowry, he was enraged at this violation of the laws of hospitality. Paris offered to return the stolen possessions in the course of the Iliad, even when he is unwilling to return Helen, but Menelaus wanted Helen, too... And the trojan war begins.
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Boburito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  New member
Long legs are always sexy
5urf-Duck-5tudio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow beautiful <3
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Can't get enough of it... :)
Aandersonn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Well Paris, was it worth it?  Was it?  Discord does her job well.  Pick one, anger the other two :P
Persian7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a perfect body =o

Good job !
LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Worth a thousand ships.
TheArcngel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely rendered Genzo as always, but if i may : her eyes are not the same size, and her face is not symetrical, as a canon of beauty, her face should be kinda perfect don't you think ( i'm taunting you :P
Merc-King Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Aphrodite: "I will offer you the most beautiful woman in the world"

Paris: "You?"

Aphrodite: "No, not me! I'm a married woman!"

Paris: "Oh sorry. So who?"

"Aphrodite: "Let me show you Helen, the most beautiful from woman from Sparta"

Paris: "Holy shit she's hot! Alright then you win!"

Hera and Athena: "What? That's not fair! Fuck this I'm out!"

Aphrodite: "Just a bit of technicality though, she's the wife of King Menelaus"

Paris: "But you said don't take married wo-"

Aphrodite: "Shush! Just follow your boner instinct mmmkay!"

After the Trojan war....


Aphrodite: "I don't know nothing WOOOP WOOOOP WOOOOOP!"
GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
this is probably how it happened.
Arrowman64 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist just made Greek Mythology more enjoyable :XD:
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Xai16 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN!!!!! No wonder she started a BCE-equivalent of a world war. I'd declare outright war on the known planet for a piece of THAT!  Humpin that leg! 
Your Female Art is Better than Your Male Art!! Why??? Cry emote 
StarfoxPro Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL in my history class we were just talking about Greek History. Nice artwork. Laughing :D (Big Grin) 
jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I like to imagine a thoughtful Helen seated on an authentic-looking Late Bronze Age privy in the palace of Troy, brooding over war matters while she takes an elegant dump.
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Lovely "Casus belli"  
Camekosaltillense Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Awesome. Ah un momento. Aqui si te puedo escribir y me puedas entender. Muy hermosa pic.
Rebelle-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why but she reminds me of a cosplaying Lucy Heartfelia
Rhatsun Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so weird you said that, i thought it was a realistic lucy in the thumbnail ha ha
Rebelle-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. I can see that.  It seems like something she'd wear for Halloween or a party if it was modified a little.
pimohdaimaoh Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and its because of her the WAR between troy was build
zomickschallahrecipe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like your work. It makes me look at it for minutes
guartanajan Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work :)
Natealot Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
But, wasn't Helen Greek? She looks Nordic to me.
saber360 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Nice ;)
CorryRox Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
This woman got a bunch of people killed. There's being chivalrous. There's being hopelessly enchanted by a female. Then there's this lady who could pull off being a DC villain.
Finnickandannie14 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   General Artist
VGviciousKitten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I could see starting a war over her.
Bigtimothee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
me to
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hermosa O.O
Deimurus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I'm a sucker for modernized renditions of Ancient Greek figures
angel-ibiki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:O good art
j3anpaul84 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
lucassmarker Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
holy shit this is a beautiful piece
Tounushi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Worth going to war over.
hman102able Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
She has the body of Aphrodite her self! Horny revamp 
Athenasojosdelechuza Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Speedforce1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Your knowledge of the history behind the person is the most impressive
ApusDeSoare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Kangaroo0321 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
face that launched a thousand ships? Like her body had nothing to do with it. Excellent piece.  
bodybender404 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I know!! LOL! BUt that's one body I know I'd wrestle an entire army for!!!!
thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hot hot hot!
RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a real fine work! Your gallery is awesome!
Ruyc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
fiu fiu
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