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Grieving Achilles by gpalmer Grieving Achilles by gpalmer
Achilles is a pretty well-known figure in Greek literature. He's a major figure in the Illiad, but stories about him date back to at least 550 BCE. He is a nearly-invulnerable warrior, the son of Thetis (who I've painted before) and a mortal king. 

During the Trojan War, Achilles comrade (or lover*) Patroclus was killed while wearing Achilles' armor. This loss sent Achilles into deep mourning, from which Thetis roused him. She brought him a new shield and armor made by the god Hephaestus. With them, Achilles took the field to seek revenge against Patroclus's killer.

This commissioned work is also available as a print in my Etsy store: www.etsy.com/listing/537115279…

*The argument about Achilles and Patroclus's exact relationship started in antiquity and continues to this day.
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PirraAiren Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much for your creativity. You have a very pleasant work.
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AkhillesY Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
My favorite hero
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