An epic cure announced today for you demigods who still rely on a good dip in the River Styx to protect yourself in battle – say goodbye to that annoying and dangerous Achilles heel.
Read about it here. An SOS 99.98% true story in progress…
It’s a big-little problem experienced by many demigods the world over – the Achilles Heel. That part of your heel where your mom held you as a baby while she dangled the rest of you into the raging, magical waters of the River Styx.
Styx water as everyone knows, offers god-like powers of invulnerability with a single dip, the result of a favor the Goddess Styx once performed for Zeus. After the River Styx goddess stuck up for Zeus, he vowed to honor any oath sworn to her, which naturally put her river in the business of granting wishes.
Well it didn’t take long for moms and dads of demigods to begin taking Zeus up on his offer, dipping their little godlings in the magic river and asking for lifelong protection. It seemed to work except for one little-big thing – the un-dipped spot on the heels where the baby was held. The Achilles Heel.
Achilles’ mom Thetis used just her thumb and one lone finger on one heel to hold baby Achilles and keep him away from the boats and angry drowning people. That’s mom’s story anyway. Yet even that spot was still just big enough that Achilles would eventually take a poison arrow in the heel during battle and become a cautionary tale about the dangers of small weaknesses for all eternity. Not to mention being mocked for all eternity by humans, naming their heel tendons after him. Not nice, humans. Although, hey, it IS a very god-like tendon.
Gods and scientists have been trying ever since to solve the dippy problem of Achilles tendons. If you armour it up, the hero can’t move. And a hero who can’t move is better known as a sitting duck. But an epic hero with an arrow in his heal is a dead one. What to do?
Well for an epic problem, an epic cure: socks. Epic socks. Epic socks designed by Socrates himself. They’re bullet-proof right where it counts for a busy demigod like you with monsters to defeat. And epic anti-droop tech ensures you won’t be pulling them up during battle.
Your survival is 99.98% guaranteed!
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