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Greek mythology is the study of the body of myths found within ancient Greek religion. When most people think about mythology today, it is often Greek mythology that comes to mind. This is in part due to it's grandiose cast of memorable and enigmatic characters: from the all-powerful, yet highly flawed, deities such as Zeus, to the brave, but often tragic, heroes such as Achilles, to the many horrifying, larger-than-life monsters such as the Hydra. Greek mythology has everything needed to stimulate the imagination and promote both intrigue and wonder. In spite of the fact that the religion and culture that birthed this lively cast of characters has long since faded into the mists of history, their influence can still be strongly felt to this day within Western culture.
Akhilles was a mortal who was a great hero during the Trojan War. He was also the first person to bear the curse of the River Styx, turning his skin invincible. He was actually a demigod son of Thetis, a goddess of the sea. Continue reading...