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  1. apple of discordnoun

    (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War


  1. apple of discordnoun

    An object or topic which sows dissension and anger.

    Etymology: With reference to the golden apple in Greek mythology, inscribed ‘for the fairest female’, which sparked dissent among the gods and led to the judgment of Paris, and ultimately to the Trojan war.


  1. Apple of Discord

    An apple of discord is a reference to the Golden Apple of Discord which, according to Greek mythology, the goddess Eris inscribed "to the fairest" and tossed in the midst of the festivities at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, thus sparking a vanity-fueled dispute among Hera, Athena and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War. Thus, "apple of discord" is used to signify the core, kernel, or crux of an argument, or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Apple of Discord

    a golden apple inscribed with the words, "To the most Beautiful," thrown in among the gods of Olympus on a particular occasion, contended for by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodité, and awarded by Paris of Troy, as referee, to Aphrodité, on promise that he would have the most beautiful woman of the world for wife.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of APPLE OF DISCORD in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of APPLE OF DISCORD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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