Allegory of Eris' Choice

Minted on Mar 22, 2021
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When Eris devised her instrument of discord against the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, she had to choose between different materials associated with the planets: mercury, iron, gold, copper and silver.

Each of the five apples grew in different places; as we already know, the golden apple came from the Garden of the Hesperides; Eris' choice was to consecrate the Sun, the most beautiful star, to maximize the discord between the suitors.

In this allegory we see the exact moment of the election.

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