Achilles Hero of the Trojan War

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Achilles Hero of the Trojan War

Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς
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Birthplace: Phthia
Death: Died in Troy
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Son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidans and Thetis Nereid
Husband of Deidamia of Sycros and Penthesilia, Queen of the Amazons
Partner of Patroclus
Father of Neoptolemus "Phyrrhus I", King of Epirus and Caistrus

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About Achilles Hero of the Trojan War

In Greek mythology, Achilles (Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Achilleus) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War, the central character and the greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad.

Achilles also has the attributes of being the most handsome of the heroes assembled against Troy.[1]

Later legends (beginning with a poem by Statius in the 1st century AD) state that Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Since he died due to small wound on his heel, the term "Achilles' heel" has come to mean a person's principal weakness.