apple of discord

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apple of discord:

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or Alexander,
in Greek mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector. Because it was prophesied that he would cause the destruction of Troy, Paris was abandoned on Mt. Ida, but there he was raised by shepherds and loved by the nymph Oenone.
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, in Greek mythology.
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Not since Eris's Apple of Discord, or perhaps the Garden of Eden, can a simple piece of fruit have been the cause of so much trouble.
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi parliament on Saturday started a session to vote on several draft laws on its agenda, not including the election law, an apple of discord between the Kurdistan Alliance bloc on one hand and the Arab and Turkmen blocs on the other.
The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked "for the fairest".
Greek legend has the gods quarreling over a golden apple, which in turn brought about the destruction of the city of Troy, hence apple of discord.