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The name Achilles is one familiar to nearly everyone. Today, when we speak of Achilles, we often refer to the famed Achilles’ heel, the traditional “weak spot” that ailed both the Greek hero and people today. Yet Achilles was so much more than his one vulnerable spot. Achilles was a Greek hero, the soldier responsible for success in the Trojan War. He’s also a beloved literary figure as the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was said to be a demigod; his mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons.
Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates of Troy. Although Achilles’ death is not presented in the Iliad, other sources concur that he was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Later legends, including a poem by Statius in the 1st century AD, state that Achilles was invulnerable in every part of his body except for his heel. The death of the great Achilles came not from a dramatic wound or tragedy, but rather from a small wound in his heel. Today, this is where the term Achilles' heel has come to mean a person's point of weakness.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Ancient History collection of quality costume clothing, this adult Achilles costume is authentic to Ancient Greece and the attire worn by the Greek hero himself. You’ll look just like Trojan War hero Achilles when you don this historically accurate costume set. To capture Achilles’ traditional Greek battle attire accurately, this costume includes lightweight adjustable vinyl body armor with an attached cape, a black Grecian under-tunic with metallic trim, a latex shoulder guard and a set of matching latex wrist guards.
This high-quality Achilles costume can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply experiencing a day in Ancient Greece as a hero of the famed Trojan War. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this adult Achilles Greek costume is built to last.
Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period.
Self: 100% Polyester
Faux Vinyl 65% Polyester 35% Cotton (Vinyl Backing)
Trims: Very/Polyester & Cotton Blend
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
To remove stains:
Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
Tumble dry on low heat. (Line Dry all Vinyl, Faux Suede and Latex Pieces).
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