What are Achilles?

  • (noun): A mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his 'Achilles' heel'.

Achilles

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

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List Of United States Political Families (A) - The Achilles and Carters
... George R ... Carter (1866–1933), Hawaii Territory Senator 1901, Secretary of Hawaii Territory 1903, Governor of Hawaii Territory 1903–1907, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1904 ...
Charles M. Achilles
... Charles M Achilles is considered a leading expert on class size and its impact on student achievement ... Achilles established the link between smaller class sizes and increased pupil performance ... Achilles is also an expert on problem analysis and research design ...
Achilles, Kansas - Climate
... Climate data for Achilles Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 43.2 (6.2) 40.3 (4.6) 57.5 (14.2) 66.2 (19.0) 74.9 (23.8) 82.7 (28.2) 91.8 (33.2) 91.2 (32.9 ...
Lycaon (Troy) - Greek Mythology
... During the Trojan War, Lycaon was captured by Achilles while cutting branches in Priam's orchard ... Achilles sold him as a slave to Euneus of Lemnos, but Eetion of Imbros bought him and took him back to Troy ... Only twelve days later, he faced Achilles in battle, during Achilles' terrible wrath after the death of Patroclus ...
List Of Battle School Students - Other Battle School Students - Achilles De Flandres
... A native of Belgium, Achilles (pronounced, as in the French manner, ah-SHEEL) grows up in the dangerous streets of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, crippled ... Achilles is established as an enemy of one of the main characters, Julian "Bean" Delphiki, another street urchin of Rotterdam ... Both Achilles and Bean are considered for Battle School, the training ground for Earth's interstellar military Bean is accepted, but Achilles is deemed too unstable and violent ...