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notes 12 - Aeneas always carries his father when he is seen...

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Aeneas always carries his father when he is seen. There is never a wife involved. She is not part of the group that gets to leave the sack of troy. Figure is at least 5 th century BC. It comes from north italy, the Etruscan sector. The father carries the palladium, the Greek Athena. The romans believe that aeneas got the palladium out and the greeks got a fake one. It went to rome and becomes a holy relic. It transforms into a statue of laurus, spirits that are in everything. Paris is killed. Helen is left for her own protection. She marries Deophobus immediately. He is the guy that Athena impersonates him. Menelaus kills him and draws his sword to kill Helen but she “shows” herself and isn’t killed. She is brought back to Sparta and no one blames her or anything. Stories are told about what happens at sea. A storm takes menalaus to an island where he finds the real Helen. It was a phantom Helen that was in Troy. The REAL Helen would never have caused such a thing! They go back and that explains why nothing happens when they get back to Sparta Nestor gets back relatively safe. But his palace is completely burned down soon after.
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