Garden of the Hesperides
The Garden of the Hesperides belonged to the goddess Hera, in which there was a grove of apple trees that bore golden apples.
The golden apples were believed to give immortality to anyone who consumed them.
Not trusting the Hesperides to guard the apple trees on their own, Hera also placed a hundred headed dragon named Ladon that never slept.
A golden apple, taken by Eris, from the Garden of the Hesperides was what eventually caused the Trojan War.
by Frederic Leighton
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