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unknown, Helen Boarding a Ship for Troy, from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii, 2nd century BCE, fresco, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples

Helen is a classical heroine and famed beauty known for her abduction by Paris, which caused the Trojan War.  She was the daughter of Leda and Zeus/Jupiter, who took the form of a swan, and she and her sibings were born in eggs.  Though she married Menelaus, she was awarded by Aphrodite/Venus to the Trojan prince as a prize for the Judgment of Paris.