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Origin

Peleus was the greatest of the Achaean warriors.[1]

Wedding

To please Hera, the sea goddess Thetis avoided union with her husband Zeus. Enraged, Zeus swore she would become the wife of Peleus, a mortal and the greatest of Achaean warriors.[1]

Their wedding was celebrated on Mount Pelion by many Gods (including Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, Cheiron the Centaur, Hermes, Zeus...) who brought gifts, among them Cheiron's spear, polished by Athena and whose spearhead had been forged by Hephaestus[1]

The wedding was interrupted by the arrival of Eris, Goddess of strife and discord, infuriated to having not been invited. She brought a gift, an apple, for the fairest, and threw it in the assembly, causing Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to claim it. That event would lead to the Trojan War.[1]

Thetis bore at least seven son to Peleus, the seventh being Achilles, who was foretold by the priest Calchas that without him, Troy would never be taken.[1]

Achilles eventually acquired the spear.[1]

Abilities

Peleus was stated to be the greatest of the Achaean warriors by Zeus.[1]




Weapons

A sword, and also an ashen spear, polished by Athena and whose spearhead had been forged by Hephaestus[1]

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