Peleus makes off with his prize bride Thetis, who has vainly assumed animal forms to escape him: Boeotian black-figure dish, ca. 500 BC–475 BC
Peleus was one of the famous early Greek heroes. He was the son of Aeacus, King of Aegina. He was one of the Argonauts who went with Jason to find the Golden Fleece. He was the father of Achilles.
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Peleus consigns Achilles to Chiron's care, white-ground lekythos by the Edinburgh Painter, c. 500 BC, (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)