Achilles metal statue on base12cm
Achilles was a hero in Greek mythology and one of the main characters that participated in the Trojan War. He was also the protagonist of Homer’s epic, the Iliad.
When Achilles was born, his mother wanted to make him immortal and thus, dipped him in the river Styx. However, she did not realise that his heel, by which she held him, was not touched by the waters, and so that was the only part of his body that remained mortal.
Achilles possessed strength, bravery, military skills, pride, and honor – all the qualities the ancient Greeks prized as manly virtues.