apple of discord

Noun
  1. (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 (synset 102732289)

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