Book Name

A magazine waiting to be read.
A magazine waiting to be read.

To make her child completely immortal, Thetis tried various things – like totally immersing her son into the water of the Styx, river of the Underworld. If the water totally covered her baby, Thetis believed he would live forever. There was a slight problem, however. Thetis could not completely bathe her son in the water. To do so, she would have had to let go of him. In the end, Achilles was protected by the river everywhere on his body except for the heel where his mother held him. Because of that vulnerable heel, which would prove to be her son’s undoing, Thetis failed in her efforts to insure her son would never die.

Book Name

A magazine waiting to be read.
A magazine waiting to be read.

To make her child completely immortal, Thetis tried various things – like totally immersing her son into the water of the Styx, river of the Underworld. If the water totally covered her baby, Thetis believed he would live forever. There was a slight problem, however. Thetis could not completely bathe her son in the water. To do so, she would have had to let go of him. In the end, Achilles was protected by the river everywhere on his body except for the heel where his mother held him. Because of that vulnerable heel, which would prove to be her son’s undoing, Thetis failed in her efforts to insure her son would never die.