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.
"Go," said he, "to the tent of Achilles, son of Peleus; take Briseis by the hand and bring her hither; if he will not give her I shall come with others and take her--which will press him harder."
Not since that banner day when she'd cast a golden apple inscribed with the words "For the fairest" amongst the guests at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis had she managed to engineer such a gloriously inflammatory provocation as this one.
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When Homer in the Iliad asks the Muse for inspiration, it is to relate Achilles' anger: "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son/ Achilles and its devastation" (Iliad 1:12, italics mine).
Thetis, the sea nymph to Achilles, her son by Peleus:
We can also read it as breathless instance of the wrath of the son of Peleus, or, depending on temperament, in a mock-heroic or existential vein, choosing to foreground that neither Achilles nor Hector understand that they engage in an action that will not bring back Patroclus or save the spirit of the Trojans.
Pelides is an alternate name for Achilles, the hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.
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.
Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis (19-49), which is itself interrupted by
In the Iliad Achilles suffers the absence of his father Peleus and has to reaffirm himself before Agamemnon, King of the Greeks, which provokes the hero's anger.