What was Achilles dipped in?


What was Achilles dipped in?

The Legend of Achilles

Achilles was famous for his role in Homer's The Iliad and as a hero of the Trojan War. However, if you are not familiar with Roman mythology, you may recognize the name ''Achilles'' from a body part: the achilles heel. These two are related and the legend of Achilles (and the achilles heel!) goes back to something that happened to the hero at a young age.

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When he was a baby, Achilles' mother dipped him into the Styx River. The Styx River, which ran through the Underworld, was said to make people...

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Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad: Relationship & Differences

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