Peleus


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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
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 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.
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 and Acastus' wife because they had once tried to murder him.
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But the son of Peleus again began railing at the son of Atreus, for he was still in a rage.
With this the son of Peleus dashed his gold-bestudded sceptre on the ground and took his seat, while the son of Atreus was beginning fiercely from his place upon the other side.
The son of Peleus went back to his tents and ships with the son of Menoetius and his company, while Agamemnon drew a vessel into the water and chose a crew of twenty oarsmen.
14) The two mythical exempla (13-20) here seem to have implications for Gyges, since Bellerophon and Peleus both paid a heavy price for their ostensibly correct moral choices.
In one of the most poignant letters of the collection, addressed to his "dear mother, father, grandma and sisters", Mr Davies - who signed himself Jack - speaks of the loneliness of life on board the SS Peleus and his grief for his brother Willie.
Meanwhile, MATTHEW WILKEN and MICHAEL CORNISH will join Argo as the chief underwriter and as underwriter and marketing officer, respectively, for the company's Bermuda-based reinsurance subsidiary Peleus Re, the company said.
auch in Catulls Beschreibung der Decke auf dem Hochzeitsbett des Peleus und der Thetis (64.
Thus, for example, the first verse of the Iliad mentions Achilles, of whom we are told his wrath is the subject of the poem and that he is the son of Peleus.
Catullus's later version of the story is presented as an extended ekphrasis describing embroidered scenes on the marriage bed of Peleus and Thetis.
Hot on the tail of I Fagiolini in the Warwick Festival, Opera Restor'd flounced into town with William Boyce's classical Peleus and Thetis and J F Lampe's boisterous Pyramus and Thisbe.
She had prophesised that any child of her's would be greater than its father, so Zeus married her off to Peleus King of Phthia.
Argo Group also merged two of its Bermuda domiciled insurance companies, Peleus Reinsurance Ltd.