And here – paris's girlfriend helen who's greek and actually married to old menelaus over there you getting a sense of what might be the big problem here hmm, i hope so what about these fellas in the special outfits well they're the heroes half man, half god top dogs in the ancient world for the greeks – achilles. After the greeks defeated troy, menelaus returned to sparta with helen however, the journey home was very difficult because he had neglected to offer sacrifices to the trojan gods the story of the voyage is told in homer's odyssey] when menelaus died, he became immortal because he had married a daughter of zeus.
Who is menelaus in the epic legends of homer, menelaus was the king of sparta he started his life as a mortal the elder son of king atreus and queen aerope of mycenae was menelaus' brother, agamemnon, a great warrior menelaus became a key figure in the trojan war due to the abduction of his wife helen, the.
As the plot unfolds, helen remains an elusive presence at troy, as the different greek kingdoms come to demand her return to menelaus the outcome the question of helen's involvement in such a significant conflict clearly poses difficult questions – and has done ever since the age of homer in the iliad.
Artwork page for 'the reconciliation of helen and paris after his defeat by menelaus', richard westall, exhibited 1805 in greek legend, the beautiful helen was the wife of menelaus, king of sparta her affair with the trojan prince, paris, led to the trojan warwestall painted this picture for thomas hope, a fabulously.
Helen of troy is a very respectable hollywood sword and sandal effort from the 1950s, with a strong international cast and very good production values except why does every popular culture effort at retelling the trojan war myth have to make paris the hero in the illiad, by far the most significant and authoritative.