The Achilles' Heel Myth

Back in our school days many of us were at least exposed to ancient Greek mythology. We read how Achilles' mother, Thetis, dipped him in the magical waters of the River Styx, thus making him invulnerable to enemies' arrows and spears. But she had to hold him by the heel—and this went unprotected. So "Achilles' heel" has become proverbial for a person's vulnerable point because it was there that Achilles received his fatal wound.

Even in a myth we can often glimpse inspiration. Through Christian Science we can find out how to eradicate the belief that we are subject to what could be termed an Achilles' heel.

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