A-Z: General definitions: Hecuba


Priam's chief wife. Mother of many children, including Hector, Paris, Helenus and Cassandra. When she was expecting Paris, she dreamed that she would give birth to a fire which would destroy Troy. So Paris was given to a shepherd as soon as he was born, with orders to be abandoned. But he lived, was recognised and accepted on his return to Troy and went on to bring destruction on Troy.

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Apple of Discord and Judgement of Paris

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