According to Apollodorus the two serpents were sent by Apollo, whom Laocoon had insulted by sleeping with his wife in front of the "divine image".
In the Odyssey, Homer says that Helen of Troy also guesses the plot and tries to trick and uncover the Greek soldiers inside the horse by imitating the voices of their wives, and Anticlus attempts to answer, but Odysseus shuts his mouth with his hand.
While questioning Sinon, the Trojan priest Laocoön guesses the plot and warns the Trojans, in Virgil's famous line Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes ("I fear Greeks, even those bearing gifts"), Danaos) or Danaans (Homer's name for the Greeks) being the ones who had built the Trojan Horse.
However, the god Poseidon sends two sea serpents to strangle him and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus before any Trojan heeds his warning.
Indeed, the daughter of Agamemnon of Cyme, Damodice, is credited with inventing coined money by Julius Pollux after she married King Midas - famed for turning everything he touched into gold.
The coins from Cyme were first circulated around 600-550 BC with the symbol of the horse reminding citizens of the glory of the Greek victory over Troy.
An inscription was engraved on the horse reading: "For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena".
Then they burned their tents and left to Tenedos by night.
There are few ancient (before 480 BC) depictions of the Trojan Horse surviving.These rough incuse horse head silver fractions, Hemiobols, are a candidate for the title of the Second Oldest coins - and the first used for retailing on a large-scale basis by the Ionian Greeks then quickly spreading Market Economics through the rest of the world.Nestling amongst the lovely half-timbered buildings of Shere, close to the tiny bubbling River Tillingbourne, is a former 15th century farmhouse and Grade II Listed Building called The White Horse.Other two are on relief pithos vases from the adjoining Grecian islands Mykonos and Tinos, both usually dated between 675 and 650 BC, the one from Mykonos (see figure) being known as the Mykonos Vase.(Historian Michael Wood, however, dates the Mykonos Vase to the 8th century BC, some 500 years after the supposed time of the war, but before the written accounts attributed by tradition to Homer; Wood concludes from that evidence that the story of the Trojan Horse existed before those accounts were written.).It’s hard to imagine an English country pub more idyllic.One of Hollywood’s most romantic films ‘The Holiday,’ starring Cameron Diaz and Jude Law, was shot there.A more speculative theory, originally proposed by Fritz Schachermeyr, states that the Trojan Horse is a metaphor for a destructive earthquake that damaged the walls of Troy and allowed the Greeks in.In this theory, the horse represents Poseidon, who as well as being god of the sea was also god of horses and earthquakes.Sinon tells the Trojans that the Horse is an offering to the goddess Athena, meant to atone for the previous desecration of her temple at Troy by the Greeks, and ensure a safe journey home for the Greek fleet.Sinon tells the Trojans that the Horse was built to be too large for them to take it into their city and gain the favor of Athena for themselves.