Study Guide

The Judgment of Paris Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the goddess of love, sex, and beauty. Really, it's not much of a surprise that Paris judges her to be the most beautiful of the three goddesses. Like, doesn't it make sense that the goddess of beauty would be the most beautiful? Just sayin'. When Aphrodite bribes Paris with the gorgeous Helen, she shows her priorities. The best thing she can think to offer the guy is the most beautiful woman in the world. When Paris judges Aphrodite to be the most beautiful and claims Helen as his prize, he shows that he and the goddess are birds of a feather.