mythology meme: [1/7] heroes
↳ achillesThe son of sea nymph Thetis and king Peleus, Achilles was predestined for greatness. According to Statius, Thetis dipped her son in the river Styx in an attempt to make him immortal, but since she held him by the heel and thus left it untouched by the water, that small part of his body later became his downfall. Achilles is best known for the part he played in the Trojan War, which Homer described in the Iliad. As to avenge the death of Patroclus, his dearest friend, beloved, and companion, Achilles slay the Trojan hero Hector; the latter swore on his dying breath that his brother Paris will be the death of Achilles. Sometime later, Hector’s brother killed Achilles with a single arrow. In the end, Achilles’s bones were mingled with those of Patroclus, and funeral games were held to honour the greatest of Greek heroes.
I don’t think you all understand how tragic achilles and patroclus was
in the original version of the iliad, after the death of patroclus, achilles is so enraged that he just kills every enemy in sight, literally a bloodbath is what happens, i’m pretty sure the description says something like the…
Some legends are told, some turn to dust or to gold,
But you will remember me, remember me for c e n t u r i e s
"The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."-Troy (2003)
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