Question: Who Killed Achilles?

Achilles is killed by an arrow, shot by the Trojan prince Paris. In most versions of the story, the god Apollo is said to have guided the arrow into his vulnerable spot, his heel. In one version of the myth Achilles is scaling the walls of Troy and about to sack the city when he is shot.

Why did Achilles kill himself?

For the Greek people, Achilles was dead the moment he stopped being a warrior, because he could no longer lead the army. Perhaps he did not want the people to see him limping, to pity him. He might have secluded himself far away from people, to die alone with a chronic wound.

Why did Apollo kill Achilles?

Achilles continued to battle the Trojans and it seemed like he could not be killed. However, the Greek god Apollo knew his weakness. When Paris of Troy shot an arrow at Achilles, Apollo guided it so that it struck Achilles on the heel. Achilles eventually died from the wound.

Who Killed Paris Prince of Troy?

In Aaron Allstons 1993 novel Galatea in 2-D, a painting of Paris, brought to life, is used against a painting of Achilles brought to life. In the 2003 TV miniseries Helen of Troy, the character Paris, played by actor Matthew Marsden, is killed by Agamemnon.

Is the story of Achilles true?

There is no proof that Achilles existed or that any of Homers other characters did. The long answer is that Homers Achilles may have been based, at least in part, on a historical character; the same is true of the rest of Homers characters. According to Homer, the Trojan War lasted ten years.

Did Achilles really love Briseis?

In the legends, Briseis was the wife of King Mynes of Lyrnessus, an ally of Troy. Even though she was a war prize, Achilles and Briseis fell in love with each other, and Achilles may have gone to Troy intending to spend much time in his tent with her, as was portrayed in the movie.

Did Achilles really love briseis?

In the legends, Briseis was the wife of King Mynes of Lyrnessus, an ally of Troy. Even though she was a war prize, Achilles and Briseis fell in love with each other, and Achilles may have gone to Troy intending to spend much time in his tent with her, as was portrayed in the movie.

Is Troy a real story?

No, Troy is not based on a true story. However, the film is based on the epic poem The Iliad. Interestingly, the jury is still out on the possibilities of The Iliad being an authentic part of history.

Did Achilles sleep with Briseis?

When Achilles led the assault on Lyrnessus during the Trojan War, he captured Briseis and slew her parents and brothers. When Achilles returned to the fighting to avenge Patroclus death and Agamemnon returned Briseis to him, Agamemnon swore to Achilles that he had never slept with Briseis.

What was Achilles weakness?

She attempts to make the baby Achilles immortal, by dipping him in the River Styx (the river that runs through the underworld), while holding him by his heel. The one part of his body left untouched by the waters becomes his only point of weakness, hence the phrase Achilles heel.

Is Achilles black?

Homer in the Iliad repeatedly describes Achilles as blonde and golden-haired, whined one definite non-racist. zeus, achilles wasnt black and more. as a Greek I am disgusted, said one, in the interests of asserting Greek identity more than diminishing black actors, of course.

Did Helen and Menelaus have a child?

Menelaus and Helen rule in Sparta for at least ten years; they have a daughter, Hermione, and (according to some myths) three sons: Aethiolas, Maraphius, and Pleisthenes. The marriage of Helen and Menelaus marks the beginning of the end of the age of heroes.

How did Helen of Troy marry her husband?

When the time came for Helen to marry, she had many suitors. To prevent any violence against her future husband, the Greek warrior Odysseus made his countrymen swear to protect the man she agreed to wed. Helen chose Menelaus, who later became king of Sparta.

Did Achilles and Briseis have children?

Despite rumors of his homosexual tendencies, Achilles did have a child—a son, born from a brief affair during the Trojan War. However, after Achilles entered the Trojan War, Briseis, the daughter of the Trojan priest of Apollo named Chryses, was given to Achilles as a war prize.

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