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Peleus(pē`lēəs, –ləs), in Greek mythology, son of Aeacus and the father of AchillesAchilles
, in Greek mythology, foremost Greek hero of the Trojan War, son of Peleus and Thetis. He was a formidable warrior, possessing fierce and uncontrollable anger. Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at
..... Click the link for more information. by Thetis. He and his brother Telamon killed their half-brother Phocus and were exiled from Aegina. After taking part in the Calydonian hunt, Peleus went to Iolcus, where he killed King AcastusAcastus
, in Greek mythology, son of Pelias, cousin of Jason. He accompanied Jason on the Argonaut expedition, but when Jason and Medea murdered Pelias and usurped the throne of Iolcus, Acastus drove them away.
..... Click the link for more information. and Acastus' wife because they had once tried to murder him.