Discord Apple

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Las bodas de Tetis y Peleo (The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus, 1633) by Jacob Jordaens, from the collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain

A reference to the (mêlon tês Éridos, apple of Eris) in Greek mythology, a golden apple inscribed ‘for the fairest female’ which Eris (known as Discordia to the Romans), the goddess of discord and strife, tossed in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Thetis and Peleus. This provoked a dispute among Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera as to who was the most beautiful, and eventually led to the Trojan War.

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The Apple of Discord was the object used by Eris to cause discord among the gods. Eris was not invited to a wedding between Thetis and Peleus. Infuriated by this, she tossed a solid gold apple into the wedding. It had inscribed on it 'TO THE FAIREST'. All of the gods recoiled and most goddesses, but Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera fought over the title. They asked Zeus who it belonged to, and he.

  • (Received Pronunciation)IPA(key): /ˈæp(ə)l əv ˈdɪskɔːd/
  • (General American)IPA(key): /ˈæp(ə)l əv ˈdɪskɔɹd/
  • Audio (AU)
  • Hyphenation: ap‧ple of dis‧cord

Noun[edit]

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(pluralapples of discord)

Discord Apple
  1. An object or topic which sowsanger and dissension; something which causes argument, rivalry, or strife.
    • 1804 May 19, “Summary of Politics”, in William Cobbett, editor, Cobbett’s Weekly Political Register, volume V, number 20, London: Printed by Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street; published by Richard Bagshaw, Bow Street, Covent Garden; [...], , column 768:
      He has determined to enter the cabinet surrounded with creatures only, and, as to the Parliament, to trust to his dexterity and strength in throwing the apple of discord, occasions for doing which will, he imagines, soon and frequently occur.
    • 1875, Mary H[elen Agnes] Allies, “The Apple of Discord”, in The Life of Pope Pius the Seventh, London: Burns and Oates, Portman Street and Paternoster Row, , page 91:
      He [Pope Pius VII] had hardly regained Rome when a domestic incident in the Bonaparte family became the immediate cause of that struggle between Pope and Emperor which only ended with the downfall of Napoleon's power. This apple of discord was the outraged honour of a Protestant girl, which the Holy Father maintained in the face of her angered Imperial brother-in-law.
    • 1992, Monteagle Stearns, “The 70 Percent Solution to Our Military Aid Dilemma”, in Entangled Allies: U.S. Policy toward Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, New York, N.Y.: Council on Foreign Relations Press, →ISBN, page 40:
      The apportionment of U.S. military assistance to Turkey and Greece has become an apple of discord almost as bitterly disputed by the recipients as the one Aphrodite received from Paris, which touched off the Trojan Wars.
    • 2008, Anthonie Th. Polet, “Between Expectations and Reality in the DRC: Opportunities for Cimic”, in Sebastiaan J. H. Rietjens and Myriame T. I. B. Bollen, editors, Managing Civil-Military Cooperation: A 24/7 Joint Effort for Stability (Military Strategy and Operational Art), Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, →ISBN, page 123:
      As in the old days when the tribes were fighting each other over hunting grounds, territories and agricultural land, today DRC [the Democratic Republic of the Congo] is prone to many internal conflicts. Especially in the eastern part of the country today's apples of discord appear to be the much-coveted minerals such as gold, diamonds, coltan, and uranium.

Translations[edit]

  • Armenian: կռվախնձոր(hy)(kṙvaxnjor)
  • Belarusian: яблык разладу(jablyk razladu)
  • Bulgarian: я́блъка на раздо́раf(jáblǎka na razdóra)
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 禍根(zh), 祸根(zh)(huògēn), 金蘋果, 金苹果(jīn píngguǒ)
  • Czech: jablko svárun, Eridino jablkon
  • Danish: stridens æblen
  • Dutch: twistappel(nl)m
  • Esperanto: pomo de la malakordo
  • Estonian: tüliõun
  • Finnish: kiistakapula(fi)
  • French: pomme de discorde(fr)f
  • Galician: mazá da discordiaf
  • Georgian: განხეთქილების ვაშლი(ganxetkilebis vašli)
  • German: Zankapfel(de)m
  • Greek: μήλον της έριδοςn(mílon tis éridos), μήλο της έριδαςn(mílo tis éridas)
  • Icelandic: þrætuepli
  • Indonesian: apel perselisihan
  • Italian: mela della discordiaf, pomo della discordiam
  • Japanese: 争いの種(あらそいのたね, arasoi no tane), 不和の林檎
  • Kazakh: бүлік алмасы(bülik alması)
  • Korean: 불화의 사과(bulhwaui sagwa)
  • Latin: mālum discordiaen
  • Macedonian: јаболко на раздоротn(jabolko na razdorot)
  • Polish: jabłko niezgody(pl)
  • Portuguese: pomo da discórdiam
  • Russian: я́блоко раздо́ра(ru)n(jábloko razdóra)
  • Spanish: manzana de la discordiaf
  • Swedish: erisäpple(sv)n, stridsäpplen, stridsfrågac, tvisteämnen
  • Ukrainian: яблуко розбрату(uk)(jabluko rozbratu)

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Further reading[edit]

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  • Apple of Discord on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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Its beauty caused a rivalry of three goddesses which acted as the trigger that started the Trojan War.

The Apple of Discord was the object used by Eris to cause discord among the gods.

Myth

Eris was not invited to a wedding between Thetis and Peleus. Infuriated by this, she tossed a solid gold apple into the wedding. It had inscribed on it 'TO THE FAIREST'. All of the gods recoiled and most goddesses, but Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera fought over the title. They asked Zeus who it belonged to, and he responded to ask Paris, a mortal prince. They showed him the Apple, and asked the question, bribing him with gifts. He chose Aphrodite, and would cause war between the gods and mortals.

The apple is an important symbol to Erisians aka Discordians who worship Eris.

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