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Aphrodite (Venus) - The Trojan War

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The Trojan War

Wanted for instigating a war between the Greeks and Trojans. Aphrodite bribed Paris into declaring her the fairest of all the goddesses. She did so by promising him Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. The only problem was that Helen was already married to the King of Sparta. Aphrodite helped Paris take Helen away to Troy, leading to a war between the Greeks and Trojans.

Case Status: The gods all took sides in the war, with Aphrodite supporting the Trojans. The Greeks, however, won the war. Case closed.

The full details are filed away in Homer's Iliad.

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