15 Mightiest Heroes in Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is overwhelmed with figures that had heroic powers but were also susceptible to human flaws. Many of them were notable for their capacity to battle entire armies, slay sinister monsters and love beautiful women. Here are 15 mightiest heroes in Greek mythology:

1. Achilles’ Only Weakness Was An “Achilles Heel”

An "Achilles heel" stands for a weakness in spite of overall strength. Credits: Wikipedia

An “Achilles heel” stands for a weakness in spite of overall strength. Credits: Wikipedia

The Trojan War that was waged for the city of Troy is also known for its participants from both sides. Achilles was the strongest and bravest warrior of the Greek army. When he was a child, his mother took him to the nearby spring and dipped him into the River Styx. Legend has it this made him invincible and invulnerable to damage everywhere except for the heel by which his mother held him. He was fighting Trojans for ten years until he was fatally wounded in the heel by Paris, son of the Trojan King.

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