Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 609

Cite this article

Here's the info you need to cite this page. Just copy the text in the box below.

Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Permissions page