Although coated an undeniable mystical aura, and ancient historians criterion an absolute fiction, there’s no denying the enormous importance to the history of this war and its Narrator, Homer, (who also is some doubt its existence) had for ancient Greek culture and Western culture in general. The Trojan war, carried out between the 12th century and 13th BC, probably was the contest between the village of Troy (today Turkey) and the achaeans people (current Greece). Magical, mysterious, intense, brutal, the 10th anniversary of that legendary war served to make the hosts of Odysseus (Ulysses in the Odyssey) gave the death blow to Troy and by extension, to the Mycenaean culture. The facts reflect easily from reality to fiction. Zeus, the principal God of the Greek Olympus, just overthrow Cronos (the Lord of time) and erected in the King of the habitat of the gods, will be henceforth responsible for monitoring the actions of men. However, the beginning of its mandate is obscured by a prophecy that frightens him: will soon be born the God who like him with Cronos, so depart from the throne. Your future aggressor, apparently, will be born beautiful Sea Nymph Thetis belly. Zeus, apeteciendo change your fate, ordered the goddess marrying a mortal: King Peleus of the Myrmidons.
The son of both, Achilles, half God, is soon known thanks to his incredible skills and force Warrior. But fate is also advertised contrary to the demi-God infante: an Oracle predicts he will die trying to conquer the city that will be the scenario of a new war: Trojan. The news full of sadness to the nymph Thetis, who bathes your child in the miraculous waters of a turbulent River of Hades (hell) hoping to protect him called Styx. Only a part of your body is left without bathing: the heel, which will become its weakness.