Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda and sister of Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux.
Pollux shared a father with Helen (Zeus), whilst Castor’s and Clytemnestra’s father was he king of Sparta, Tyndareus.
In Greek myths, Helen was considered the most beautiful woman in the world.
By marriage she was Queen of Laconia, a province within Homeric Greece, the wife of King Menelaus, who was Agamemnon‘s brother.
When it was time for Helen to marry, many princes came to seek her hand.
During the contest, Castor and Pollux had a prominent role in dealing with the suitors, although the final decision was in the hands of King Tyndareus, Helen’s father.
Menelaus, her future husband, did not attend but sent his brother, Agamemnon on his behalf.
Before this, when Helen was a…
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