The golden appleParis, son of Priam and Hecabe (usually called Alexander by Homer) - in the original story perhaps the eldest. A good warrior, although overshadowed by Hector, who continually belittles him. His abduction of Helen caused the war, although Homer only refers once (Book 24) to the Judgment of Paris, where Paris, chosen to judge a beauty contest between Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, gave the prize of a golden apple to Aphrodite, after she offerred him sex with the most beautiful woman in the world. He will be responsible, with the help of Apollo, for the eventual death of Achilles (foretold in Book 22).