Hamartia of Achilles


Can someone please describe the hamartia of a legendary warrior Achilles?


Yes, Achilles is known as a legendary hero in Greek mythology, who was invulnerable warrior but was famous for a fatal flaw: his heel, through which his mother carried him while dipping Achilles into a river in order to make him stronger. The heel turned out to be the cause of his downfall. Thus, today we refer to someone’s hamartia or fatal flaw of as “Achilles’ heel.”