- Greek: Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis. He was the mightiest of the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War, and was the hero of Homer''s Iliad.
"But sure the eye of Time beholds no name
So bless’d [Achilles] as thine in all the rolls of fame"
—Alexander Pope translation of The Odyssey of Homer