His father is a king (2) and his mother is (5) a goddess, not a royal princess. The unusual circumstances (4) surrounding his conception include his parents' wrestling match and the golden apple of Eris. He is (7) spirited away and raised (8) by the centaur Chiron. We are told (9) nothing of his childhood but on (10) reaching manhood he goes to Troy, where he has (11) a victory over Hector. He meets (18) a strange death by poisoned arrow tip in his heal and has (22) a holy sepulchre at Troy.

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