More about: Achilles Helmet
One of the most famous characters in all of literature is Achilles, the hero from Homer’s epic poem Iliad. However, Homer didn’t create Achilles. He was already a known character, but whether he ever really existed is unknown – it is likely that there was a warrior by that name, whose legend and deeds simply outgrew him (like the tall tales and urban legends of later years). According to myth, Achilles was invulnerable, except for a small spot on his ankle, which is how he is eventually killed.
Brad Pitt played Achilles in the recent movie Troy, and adaptation of Homer’s tale. This exact replica of the Achilles Helmet he used in the film is actually more than a collector’s item – it is completely wearable. This Helm comes with a free display stand and makes a great addition to the collection of those who love the movie as well as ancient mythology and tragic heroes.