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Monday, 30 July 2012

Achilles Heel


#008 ACHILLES HEEL [From Greek Mythology]
A small but fatal weakness.
Is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength.

Examples:
- A misbehaving minister is regarded as a governments ACHILLES HEEL.
- Licensing Is The ACHILLES HEEL For The New Microsoft Office.

Achilles Heel
Achilles Mother dipping him into magical river Styx




In Greek mythology, when Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die in battle.
To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took Achilles to the River Styx which was supposed to offer powers of invincibility and dipped his body into the water.
But as Thetis held Achilles by the heel, his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river. Achilles grew up to be a man of war who survived many great battles.
But one day, a poisonous arrow shot at him was lodged in his heel, killing him shortly after.