Why We Envy Others

What is the golden apple of discord?

Golden Apple of Discord by Jacob Jordaens, 1633 | Public Domain

In the story of The Judgement of Paris, the goddess of strife, Eris, throws a golden apple into the middle of a wedding feast. The apple is inscribed with the words — “to the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite tussle over the apple, each claiming that they are the fairest.

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