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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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michael57 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
The face that launched a thousand ships...

I don't think the face had anything to do with it...
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3781 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Very nice work. That really look like a demigod.

And as far as the story was concerned... Trojan war started because of a friggin' third... wheel... sheesh. Granted, Troy was gonna fall either way, but Paris sped up the process simply because he couldn't hold it in. Stupid way to go.

The Chinese have two sayings: "Women have the powers to crush cities" and "even heroes fall for beauties". In this case, heh, both sayings match perfectly.

Personally, I don't see the specialness of this demigod. Many males may fall under her charm but I daresay I can go immune and say "meh" with ease! If Helen's the best they got, I say bring it on, Zeus.
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smitty1969 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous. Wow nice work of art.
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Grahamhorridge68 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Wicked 
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely rendering, and excellent caption explanation. Only one thing, by the time Paris kidnapped her, Helen was no longer anything like this young, although possibly even more beautiful.
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eimsamkeit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
te falta aprender a dibujar bien los pies
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*imitates George Takei* Ohhhhh my!!!
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Glitterwater Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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saladom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
good.
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SammyW28 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
The Trojan War makes a lot more sense now
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teabound Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
She is Gorgeous! ! Wow! Jawdrop Heart 
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beatufiull lady...in the comments someone said she eats people?
pfff
she's too beautifull for that
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thorman Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
wuau que buen dibujo de helena de troya es asombrosa y ella es sexy y bella me encanta te felicito mucho genzoman:D
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KingNot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I had a philosophy teacher who was really impassioned with this story...

He pointed out, what if the goddesses had come to him at different stages of his life - for each goddess was far transcendent for mortal standards of beauty.

If he had been a mature man, he would have chosen knowledge and power - and the age of empires would have begun at least a thousand years ago.
If he had been an old man he would have asked Athena for all the wisdom he could bear to have and use - and perhaps western society would have equaled eastern society or surpassed it.

But they chose a young man who naturally thought with his....
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xxAnimexChocolatexx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Wow... good insight. That's very interesting coming from the psychological analysis of the myth. But even then, the fate will always happen whether Paris will choose Athena or Hera aside from Aphrodite except in the different outcome. His destiny and the fate of Troy will always sought to happen regardless of who Paris chooses. But i believe that if Paris chooses someone than Aphrodite, than there will be less problems than waging a war for a woman.
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Universaldramon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
If he had though with his upper head...
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Marz2013 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
uh...her kids might not fight with the rest of the invading army, they might be a little fruity
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JOsedev Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's about Goddess right? Would you mine drawing Hestia? No, I don't mean Hestia from DanMachi anime (LOL)
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Bowman74 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
She kind of had mental problems though in the Iliad. Paris probably didn't help with that.
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kara-zor-el-111 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
you draw beautifully!
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apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
how many men die for her?
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
she....she ATE PEOPLE?


WENDIGO SPIRIT IS COMIN FOR YOU HELEN
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MystyrSynystyr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work never ceases to amaze!
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genosolido Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Magnificent work! Please check out my works too. thanks! genosolido.deviantart.com/gall…

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Cyclone786 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sexy work!8)
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Boburito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Long legs are always sexy
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5urf-Duck-5tudio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow beautiful <3
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Can't get enough of it... :)
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Aandersonn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
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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
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Persian7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a perfect body =o

Good job !
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LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Worth a thousand ships.
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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
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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....


Zeus: "DAMMIT APHRODITE WHAT DID I TOLD YOU ABOUT RECOMMENDING MARRIED WOMEN!"

Aphrodite: "I don't know nothing WOOOP WOOOOP WOOOOOP!"
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is totally what happened 
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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
this is probably how it happened.
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Arrowman64 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude...you just made Greek Mythology more enjoyable :XD:
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nikkiHeart2424 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
beautiful
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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! 
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Your Female Art is Better than Your Male Art!! Why??? Cry emote 
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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) 
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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.
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Lovely "Casus belli"  
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Camekosaltillense Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Awesome. Ah un momento. Aqui si te puedo escribir y me puedas entender. Muy hermosa pic.
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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
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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
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