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Achilles

Achilles

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Gettin' Dipped
Yeah, I kind of wish Mom had dipped all of me in the River Styx. Would've been nice to not have this pesky heel. [Thetis Dipping the Infant Achilles into the River Styx by Peter Paul Rubens, 1630-1635]


Chiron: Best Teacher Ever
How cool is it that my teacher is half horse? [The Education of Achilles by Eugéne Delacroix, 1862]


Dress Up Time
Okay, so it was a little embarrassing when Odysseus figured out that I was disguised as a woman in the court of Lycomedes, but the time I got to spend with Lycomedes' daughters was totally worth it. [Achilles Discovered among the Daughters of Lycomedes by Gerard de Lairesse, ca. 1685]


I Am Perfect
Just look at me. [The Wrath of Achilles by François-Léon Benouville, 1847]


My Awesome Horses
Poor Automedon. Nobody but yours truly could handle horses as awesome as Balius and Xanthus. [Automedon with Horses of Achilles by Henri Regnault, 1868]


Love You, Mom!
A good mom is one that will get Hephaestus to forge you armor so that you can go out and avenge the death of your BFF. Am I right or am I right? [Thetis Bringing Armor to Achilles II by Benjamin West, 1806]


War Is My Middle Name
Do. Not. Mess. With. Me. [Fury of Achilles by Charles-Antoine Coypel, 1737]


Dead Hector
Did I feel bad about slaughtering Hector and dragging his body around? Hmmm, let me think... NO! [Hector drags Hector's dead body around Troy, 19th century]


Dead Me
Seriously, one puny arrow in the heel took me down? Once again, I really wish Mom had taken the time to dip me all the way in the River Styx. [Photograph of the Death of Achilles, in the Achillion Gardens in Corfù, 2008]


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