ACHILLES

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One of the most legendary heroes in Greek mythology would be Achilles from Homer’s The Iliad. Achilles was the demigod son of the sea nymph Nereid Thetis and Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. He was the greatest warrior in the Trojan War and was famous for slaying Prince Hector, the greatest warrior in Troy. The secret behind the invincibility of Achilles was that his mother dipped him into the River Styx when he was an infant, which resulted in him becoming virtually unbeatable in combat. However, because she held him by the heel, his heels were his only weakness, which is where we got the expression “Achilles heel”. Despite this weakness, no warrior could stand against the mighty Achilles and his fearlessness was so great that not even the gods themselves frightened him. In the fourth volume of my fantasy series, I am thinking of drawing inspiration from Achilles in order to create a High Prince from the rival empire and his personal guard will be based on the Myrmidons.

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