Tomorrow is election day in the good old U.S of A, so if you’re in country and eligible, go vote! Do your civic duty and stuff.
To further inspire you, I thought I’d do a special edition Mythology Monday voting edition to show just how important it is to vote and the dire consequences that follow if you vote wrong.
This election day, I’m going to feature the most famous example of voting in mythology. The judgement of Paris.
Eris was the god of strife, chaos, and discord. She is the daughter of Nyx, and sometimes Erebus, sometimes Cronus. Eris is the major deity behind Discordianism. Eris and Enyo, a younger goddess of war, are sometimes referred to interchangeably.
Eris is most famous for setting the Trojan War into motion. She was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, so she showed up anyway in a very Malificent move, bearing the gift of a golden apple. The gift, she explained, was intended for the most beautiful goddess in attendance. Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite immediately began bickering over the apple, and in the end Paris was chosen to judge the divine beauty contest. Each goddess tried to bribe him, and Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful mortal woman on earth, Helen of Troy, won. Unfortunately, Helen was not yet of Troy, she was married to Menalaus, so when Paris kidnapped her he started the Trojan War.
See. Your vote can make an impact 😀
Have a happy election day tomorrow.