To make a bookmark yourself - Achilles !!!
The Achilles tendon
Achilles is a great hero from the Greek history. Not only he was famous for his heroic deeds, but also because he had a certain weak spot. The heel of him was vulnerable, but the rest of his body wasn't. So the Achilles tendon received her famous name. Achilles fought on the Greek side battles could not be imagined without him. He was the male descendant of a goddess and a mortal human.
The great hero was a strong demigod and since his birth he had special abilities. He was brave, strong and especially skilled. But he was a demihuman and because of that unfortunately mortal. Achilles mother was sad, that at some point she would lose her son. As an oracle told the fortune, that soon he would die in a fight, she was really worried. She tried to prevent the worst and went with him in the underworld.
- bookmark Achilles circa 19x5 cm
- out of real papyrus
- paintable with watercolours, fibre-tips and coloured pencils
- to design by yourself
The arrow of Apollon
The mother of Achilles made him invulnerable by dipping him into a river, But because she hold her child on his heel, this body part could not be touched by the water. Exactly that part now was vulnerable. But this no one could know, apart of the goddess Apollon. Because he had second sight and hit Apollon with his arrow exactly in his heel. So the Greek hero was killed.
A past myth
The bookmark Achilles supports the fantasy of children and shows in an interesting way, what happened according to the myth in the ancient Greece. So send your students with this pretty image for colouring in a historical journey full of myths and dangers. Show them an ancient and wonderful piece of the past.
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