a mythical Greek hero for the Iliad a foremost Greek warrior at seige of Troy
- a mythical Greek hero for the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he had been a baby his mommy attempted to make him immortal by washing him in a magical lake however the heel in which she presented him stayed vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
The mythological hero of Trojan War famous for his valor and manly beauty - their only poor area was his ankle (thus Achilles' Heel).
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Male
Greek hero of this Trojan War tales, son of Thetis and Peleus, his name's possibly a compound of akhos "pain, grief" (see awe) + laos "the individuals, a people" (see lay (adj.)); if not it's from a pre-Greek language.
Lang, Ibid., June, July 1893, on Achilles in Scyros.