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ACHILLES

Greek legendary mortal

Moody hero of the Iliad

Heroic son of Peleus and Thetis the Nereid. He was moody, brooding, difficult... but a remarkable hero who got top billing in the Iliad despite spending most of it sulking in a tent.

He was educated at the CHIRON School For Heroes and, to ensure his heroic status, mum THETIS held him by the foot and dunked him in the River STYX. The sacred waters bestowed all-over invulnerability, but his foot was unaffected. Thence ACHILLES’s heel was the cause of his downfall, thanks to an arrow by the Trojan Paris.

ACHILLES FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ACHILLES
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 41760

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Article last updated on 21 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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