Helen of Troy
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Jatahjalyn J., Niara T., Rebecca M., Jelisea B.
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History
Helen of Sparta was perhaps the most inspired character in all literature, ancient or modern. Helen was the face of a thousand ships, was a tantalizing enigma from the very first. Her father was none other than the great Zeus and her mother was the beautiful queen of Sparta Leda.A whole war, one which lasted for ten years, was fought over her. One of her sister's name was Clytemnestra. Not only that, nearly all the myths of the heroic age were threaded together in such a way that this most idealized of all wars was the culmination of various exploits, including the Argonaut, the Theban wars, and the Calydonian boar hunt. It is as though this event was in the destiny of every dynasty formed from the beginning of things.---

All About Helen:


Maden Name: Helen of Sparta

Identity/Class: Demi-Goddess
First Appearance: Venus #1
Occupation: Goddess of beauty and perfection, former monarch
Affiliations: Olympian gods,Trojan forces at Troy
Base of Operations: Olympus
Aliases: Pandia
Major Enemies: Archile and the Greek armies, Megapenthes, Nicostratus, Odysseus, Orestes, Polyxo and her maid

Myth

Once upon a time there was a Greek olympian named Zeus who married an mortal woman named Leda. They had a child named Helen , she was the most beautiful woman of Greek times. Helen was promised to [[Helen of Troy#|[[Helen of Troy#|[[Helen of Troy#|Paris]]]]]] by Aphrodite, she had three kids with him. Helen and Paris's children died when the roof fell on them. So she started the Trojan war because Paris, who is Priams son, steals Helen from the Achaian side which is what really starts the whole war.

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Poem

Heroic
Elegant
Loyal
Enchanting
Naturally beautiful




Known Family

Zeus(father), Leda(mother), Pleisthenes(son), Hermione(daughter), Orestes(nephew), Tisamenus(grandson), Half-Brothers: Hercales, Apollo, Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus, Half-Sisters: Artemis, Athena, Venus, Eris, Eileithyia, Hebe, Pandia

Powers/Abilities

As a goddess, Helen possesses several attributes of the Olympian Gods such as superhuman strength, longevity, vitality, and resistance to harm.
As a mortal, she had none of these powers


The cause of the Greek and Trojan War

Helen is the object of one of the most dramatic love stories of all time,one of the main reasons for a ten-year war between the Greeks and Trojans. It is known as the Trojan War. They say her was the face of a thousand ships because of the vast number of warships the Greek's sailed to troy to retrieve Helen.

Random Facts

Helen of Troy is also a hair store and has its on products. They have things like hair dryers, curling irons, massaging diffuser, hair color, hair treatments, shampoos,conditioners, gels and glues, mousses and foams, root lifters, pastes, waxes, protection products, creams lotions, glazes, and etc. I'm guessing they used Helen of Troy's name for the store because she was the most beautiful goddess of them all. The message they were sending is that you can be beautiful just like her. She also has a small clothing line that only a few people know about. The most popular thing is the sandals like she wore in her time.
they have the same message as the hair products. This store sells things like dresses, shoes, shirts, shorts, pants, and etc.


References

http://ancienthistory.about.comlcs/troyilium/a/helenoftroybasc.html
http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_1/hd/abouthelen.html
http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Go-Hi/Helen-of-Troy.html
http://www.folica.com/brands/helen-of-troy/curling-irons.html
http://www.modcloth.com/Modcloth/Womens/Shoes/-Helen-of-Troy Sandals.html
http://www.sallybeauty.com/ceramic-hair-dryer/SBS-510123,default,pd.html
http://www.slideshare.com



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