Marriage. . In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.. Or it could start the trojan war. anyone...?
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In Ancient Greece, throwing an
apple to a woman was considered
a marriage proposal.
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User avatar #3 - remsaman (07/26/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Or it could start the trojan war.
anyone...?
User avatar #4 - thewebspinner ONLINE (07/26/2013) [+] (2 replies)
from wikipedia.

Zeus held a banquet in celebration of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis. Eris, the goddess of discord, was not invited for her troublesome nature, and upon turning up uninvited, she threw a golden apple into the ceremony, with an inscription that read: ΤΗΙ ΚΑΛΛΙΣΤΗΙ (Ancient Greek: τῇ καλλίστῃ tē(i) kallistē(i), Modern Greek: τη καλλίστη ti kallisti; "for/to the most beautiful"). Three goddesses claimed the apple: Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. They brought the matter before Zeus. Not wanting to get involved, Zeus assigned the task to Paris of Troy. Paris had demonstrated his exemplary fairness previously when he awarded a prize unhesitatingly to Ares after the god, in bull form, had bested his own prize bull.
Zeus gave the apple to Hermes and told him to deliver it to Paris and tell him that the goddesses would accept his decision without argument. As each goddess wanted to receive the apple, they each stripped off their own clothing and appeared naked before Paris. Each of the goddesses also offered Paris a gift as a bribe in return for the apple; Hera offered to make him the king of Europe and Asia, Athena offered him wisdom and skill in battle, and Aphrodite offered him the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife, Helen of Sparta (later to be titled Helen of Troy). Paris chose Aphrodite, a decision that ultimately led to the start of the Trojan war. Paris soon went to celebrate the marriage of Helen and Menelaus with his brother. They spent the night there, and Menelaus was called to Agamemnon, and thus Helen and Paris were left alone. In this time they made love, and Helen left Menelaus to sail to Troy with Paris, thus initiating the Trojan War.
User avatar #2 - bobthedilder (07/26/2013) [+] (2 replies)
And if you throw it at a guy it means he wants a ***** beer.
#1 - scoobi (07/26/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Marry me!
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#31 - murphypop (07/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
In the wonderful land of Oz, it means BITCH BEST BACK THE **** OFF MY APPLES.
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#24 - teasquid (07/27/2013) [-]
Finally relevant.
User avatar #18 - shouldhaverolled (07/27/2013) [+] (3 replies)
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#39 - notbenstiller **User deleted account** (07/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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User avatar #15 - loomiss (07/27/2013) [-]
What if it was still like that and instead of Jared Jewlers it was like Jared aPples and they sold amazing expensive apples that are specifically made for proposals.
User avatar #6 - fladen (07/26/2013) [-]
in the small town my mom is from in mexico, if a girl, of age (which is like 12 years old) was walking anywhere in town by herself, it can be taken as a sign she wants to leave her home so, any man not married can go and pretty much snatch them away. once they take the girl, they can take them to their house and it was custom that she were to stay with that man and get married. My mom when she turned 11, my grandfather didnt let her go outside, and only times she did hed hold her hand, and never let her away from her. but yea you pretty much got kidnapped and it was like "its tradition"
#34 - tardisemporer (07/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
What if you threw it at her head?
User avatar #35 to #34 - averageteengirl (07/27/2013) [-]
You are marrying her for her brains lol
#41 - DanLacasky (07/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
And then she has a Redd's Apple Ale
#28 - tigerblade (07/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #17 - tabarzins (07/27/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Redds Apple Ale Bar Superbowl Commercial 2013 this commercial makes less sense now
#49 - wadethegreat (07/27/2013) [-]
FACT[white][white] most facts posted on fj are not true and are just posted up their for thumbs. not saying this isnt true but this is an issue.
User avatar #13 - thebawsofyou (07/26/2013) [-]
thats how atlanta got married, she was in a foot race but lost because her challenger tossed golden apples in her way
User avatar #10 - meowman (07/26/2013) [-]
What about throwing an apple AT a woman?
User avatar #9 - rhiaanor ONLINE (07/26/2013) [-]
Fun fact, in ancient greece this is ******** .
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