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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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.
Allusions to the fall of Troy, like those to Eris's apple of discord that disrupted the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, were part of early modern writers' stock in trade, whether to condemn or to find a precedent for the violence and religious strife sweeping across Europe.
The Berlin Painter's pots include scenes of Perseus and the Gorgon, Peleus and Thetis, Peleus and Chiron, Ajax carrying from the battlefield the corpse of Achilles, Heracles fighting a centaur, and Heracles and Apollo struggling for the Delphic tripod.
This case study is about the quest of the palace of ancient Phthia, the homeland of king Peleus and his son, prince Achilles.
This company changed its name to Peleus Insurance Co.
The funeral sonnet resonates deeply with allusions to Garcilaso's poetry and life experiences, suggesting a parallel between Peleus and Garcilaso's father, ambassador to Rome, yet also recalling the affection always shown him by his mother, Sancha de Guzman.
pain like grief weighed on the son of Peleus, and in his shaggy chest this way and that the passion of his heart ran: should he draw longsword from his hip, stand off the rest, and kill in single combat the great son of Atreus or hold his rage in check and give it time?
8) "When Homer prays to his own Muse to sing the menis of Achilles son of Peleus, he sets in motion the entire story, invoking the driving theme and heading relentlessly toward the inevitable conclusion and self-realization of the story".
It was then, he says, that the hero Peleus first burned with desire for the goddess Thetis, and Zeus consented to their marriage.
These allusions bring to mind several poems, notably Ovid's Metamorphoses, detailing the transformations of Glaucus (XIII, 904-965), Neptune (VI, 115-120), Thetis and Peleus (XI, 221-265); and Melicertes-Palaemon (IV, 416-542), to whom the name of the fisherman alludes.
She stood behind him and grabbed the son of Peleus by his golden hair, appearing to him alone.