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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
(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes Chiron
(Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War Hector
(Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy Myrmidon
(Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War; his death led Achilles to return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon Patroclus
king of the Myrmidons and father of Achilles Peleus
(Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus Thetis
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