He was rescued and adopted by Thetis and her fellow Nereid Eurynome educating and raising him in their grotto on the Ise of Lemno, where Hephaestus took great pleasure in crafting inventions in the workshop she gave her.
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, crafted by Athena and Hephaestus.
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.
When the Achaeans started gathering to help Menelaus retrieve his wife Helen who had been taken by Troy king Priam's son Priam, they went to Scyros where Odysseus tricked Achilles in revealing himself, and he accepted, despite his mother's wishes, to joint them, leading his Myrmidon warriors.
After arriving to Troy, Achilles called out his mother. As she knew what he wished to, she brought Aphrodite, for the goddesses to bring him before Helen for him to judge if she was worth a war, which he agreed, leading him to push his comrades to pursue the siege.
When her son died, she wept the most, and enraged at Zeus for making her son the mightiest of men, but with a brief life span. Her father Nereus mourned Achilles along with all the Sea gods. On the funeral pyre of her son, Thetis gave away his Hephaestus-forged armor to the one who who rescued his body from the Trojans (though Ajax was the one to do, Odysseus was awarded the price as he had guarded Ajax's retreat).
When the Achaean fleet moved to Tenedos in a trick to lure the Trojans that they abandoned the siege of their city (while a squad of warriors entered the city hidden in a massive wooden horse), Thetis intervened, sending a driving wind to speed them up on their return to Troy.
At the end of war, Thetis forewarned her grandson and Achilles' son Neoptolemus of the tragedies which who would be awarded to some of the Achaeans returning home, and he traveled home by overland, along with his father's mentor Old Phoenix (who died on the road and was buried by Neoptolemus).
- 11 Appearances of Thetis (Earth-616)
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