The story of the start of the war involves the gods and the marrage of two mortals. In the marrage all of the gods were there, exept for one. The god the was not invited was Eris the godess of discord. Distraught she threw in her wedding gift - a golden apple on which the words the fairest were written. Athena, Aphordite, and Hera all thought that the apple belonged to them. Finally they dicided to get an unbiased judge. They picked a random mortal by the name of Paris, the Prince of Troy. He judged Aphordite the winner in return for any person that he wanted would love him. He picked Helen of the Greeks and took her as something that belonged to him. This enraged the Greeks and declared war on the Trojans. The huge war lasted a decade. Eventually, Odysseus tricked the trojans with a huge wooden horse that appeared as a gift. There were solders hidden inside of the horse and once the horse was dragged into the city the exploded out the destroyed Troy. The Greeks won. Some of the famous people in the battle were Odysseus, Ajax, and Achellies.