Overview and setting
The Trojan War was a war between Greece (the Argives, Mycenaean Greeks or Achaeans) and the City of Troy and its allies that happened around the year 1240 BC, in the 13th century BC, in the 12th century BC, or in a period between the 11th and 13th centuries BC.
The Olympians took great interest in the war. Poseidon, Hera, and Athena aided the Greeks, while Aphrodite and Ares favored the Trojans. Zeus remained impartial.
The Apple of Discord
Crossing the Aegean Sea
At Aulis, troopships gathered, led by the greatest Greek heroes, including Achilles (who had been foretold to be a key element in the Argive victory over Troy, but would perish during the war), Diomedes, Odysseus (who had been foretold that he would return from the war twenty years later, alone and destitute) and Ajax the Greater.
The winds came and the fleet set sail for Troy. When Menelaus asked the Trojans to surrender Helen and the treasure, the Trojans refused. The first battle soon broke out, as the Achaeans tried to get a hold on the shore. Iolaus was killed by Priam's son Hector, and Poseidon's son Cycnus by Achilles. Witnessing Achilles, Hector prefered to fall back behind the city's walls, letting the Achaeans to establish their camps, and the siege begun.
While battling Storm Giants, Thor and Loki discovered the crack in the ground that once led to Olympus. This time, strange mists rob Thor of his memory as he and Loki get separated in the cavern. Once through, he meets Aeneas and found himself involved in the Trojan War. He assisted to the single combat between Menelaus and Paris, and rejoiced to see Paris defeated, meaning the war's end. As Paris was about to be slain, Aphrodite came invisible to save him, seen only from Thor and Aeneas. The was soon reignited by Athena who manipulated Pandarus of Lycia to strike an arrow at Menelaus. Aeneas took Pandarus with him on a chariot for him to attack Menelaus at close range, but he was slain by Diomedes (manipulated by Athena as well). As Aeneas went to help the fallen Pandarus, Diomedes struck him with a massive rock and attempted to slay Aeaneas, who was timely protected by Aphrodite, then by Thor. Thor evacuated Aeneas within the walls of Troy, where he asked the Norse God to heal him for him to return to battle.
After his adventures, and a battle with Zeus after regaining his memory, Thor returned to the cavern where he met Loki. Loki told him that he had lost his memory as well, but contributed to the war in his own way by telling King Odysseus of Ithica about a horse.
The Wooden horse
Finally the Greeks built a large hollow wooden horse, the "Trojan Horse", in which a small group of warriors were concealed. The other Greeks appeared to sail for home, leaving behind only the horse and Sinon, who deceitfully persuaded the Trojans, despite the warnings of Cassandra and Laocoön, to take the horse within the city walls.
At night the Greeks returned. their companions crept out of the horse and opened the city gates, and Troy was destroyed.
- No trivia.
Links and References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Trojan War #1
- ↑ Ares #2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Thor Annual #8
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Marvel Atlas #1; Greece's entry
- ↑ U.S.A. Comics #5
- ↑ Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Aphrodite's entry
- ↑ Marvel Atlas #1; Turkey's entry
- ↑ Trojan War #3
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Trojan War #2
- ↑ Trojan War #1-5
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Trojan War #5
- ↑ Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1-8
- ↑ Thor Annual #17