Son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. Hero of the Trojan War. Thetis is said to have dipped him, while an infant, in the river Styx, which rendered him invulnerable except in the heel by which she held him, and he was killed at last by a wound in the heel.
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George J Hagar The Standard American Encyclopedia (New York: University Society Inc., 1916) 1:Achilles