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ACHILLES Achilles is not only a greek hero but is also a part of your body. It is located in your lower leg if hurt or harmed you will not be able to walk HE played a major role in The Trojan War, helping defeat the Trojan hero Hector.
Achilles at Troy Achilles is part of the Achaean (Greek) force in the Trojan War. Agamemnon leads the Achaeans to Troy to win back Helen for his brother Menelaus. Proud and autocratic, Agamemnon antagonizes Achilles, and so Achilles sits out the fighting. At long last, revenge motivates Achilles to join the fray after his friend Patroclus is killed by Hector, the greatest of the Trojans. An enraged Achilles kills Hector and then dishonors the body by dragging it around tied to the back of a chariot for 9 days. The gods keep the corpse miraculously sound during this time. Then the father of Hector, King Priam of Troy, appealing to the better nature of Achilles, persuades him to return Hector's corpse to his family in Troy for proper funeral rites.
The Achilles tendon is fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the muscles of the lower leg: the calf muscles. Leg muscles are the most powerful muscle group in the body and the Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body. Contracting the calf muscles pulls the Achilles tendon, which pushes the foot downward. This contraction enables: standing on the toes, walking, running, and jumping. Each Achilles tendon is subject to a person’s entire body weight with each step. Depending upon speed, stride, terrain and additional weight being carried or pushed, each Achilles tendon may be subject to up to 3-12 times a person’s body weight during a sprint or push off. ACHILLES IN THE MODERN WORLD
ACHILLES ORIGIN AND WEAKNESS Achilles is the son of the mortal Peleus and the nymph Thetis. Thetis tried to make her son immortal, in some accounts, by dipping him into the River Styx, while holding him by his left ankle. His heel was therefore the only portion of Achilles capable of sustaining a mortal wound, which he receives from a goddess-guided arrow shot by Paris of Troy. The mortality of Achilles is also explained as having been caused by an unsuccessful application of the treatment for immortality -- ambrosia by day and fire by night, which was a technique the goddess Demeter once triedPeleusThetisRiver StyxheelParisDemeter once tried