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Did you know that June 7th is considered the Greek Semi-God Achilles’ birthday?

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Greek Mythology is full of Gods, Goddesses, but Achilles was always very special for Ancient Greeks.

In some regions of the Black Sea he was even considered as The Sea God and Alexander the Great was priding himself as a descendant of Achilles.

What makes Achilles so special?

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According to the Greek legends Achilles embodied all the invincibility of the Gods: Strength, Courage, Power while he was vulnerable as a human.

His mother, nymph Thetis, was holding him from his heel when she dipped him into the waives of the legendary Styx, to make him immortal and Godlike, but his heel did not touch the immortal water and stayed vulnerable …

That vulnerability made him very relatable and very human…

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Achilles’ archetype is so strong that he even found his place in numerous works of literature and art, from Dante’s “Inferno” to modern pop culture.

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Sometimes we are trying too hard to be superhuman and hide our weaknesses, but maybe that’s what makes us human and relatable… what do you think?

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