Why was Paris chosen to be the judge of the beauty contest?


Zeus chose Paris for two reasons. Firstly, Paris was not an immortal, and Zeus did not wish for potential conflict between the gods.

Secondly, Paris was known as an impartial judge, for previously he had judge a competition between cattle, and had chosen an animal in preference to his own, without even knowing that that animal belonged to the god Ares.

Updated on April 16, 2018

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The Judgement of Paris in Greek Mythology
By Colin Quartermain