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Achilles - Ancient Greek Warrior

Achilles - Ancient Greek Warrior

Ref: AG720

Dimensions: 8 inches (H)

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$39.95
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Product Description:Finely detailed collectible resin figurine made in Greece. Ships boxed.

Achilles (Achilleas) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. His mother was the immortal nymph Thetis, and his father, the mortal Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons.

Achilles' (Achilleas') most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although the death of Achilleas is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Later legends state that Achilleas was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Alluding to these legends, the term "Achilles heel" has come to mean a point of weakness, especially in someone or something with an otherwise strong constitution.

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