Menelaus and his forces managed to sneak into the city by hiding in a giant wooden horse, allowing them to massacre the people within the castle walls while they slept. When Helen realized that her husband was coming to take her back, she began to despair over how many people were throwing their lives away for her sake. No longer able to bear the guilt, she slit her own throat. The gods shed tears over her plight and granted her splendorous white wings.
In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy (in Greek, Ἑλένη, Helénē; pronounced [helénɛː]), also known as Helen of Sparta as a wife of Menelaus, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra. In Greek myths she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
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