Interesting little stories in anatomy (Ⅰ)

Whether studying medicine or human anatomy is complicated and boring, especially those long and similar medical and anatomical terms. But did you know that some of these medical terms have some very interesting stories.  

Anatomical diagram of human body
Anatomical diagram of human body

Achilles Tendon, one of the thickest and largest tendons in the human body, is of great significance to the body's walking, standing and maintaining balance.  

Achilles Tendon
Achilles Tendon

Achilles, the first god of war in Greek mythology, was the son of the god Peleu and the sea goddess Thetis. He was held upside down and soaked in Styx from birth. The water of Styx makes people invulnerable, only the part where the heel is lifted becomes a weakness. In the Trojan War, Achilles was so brave that he killed the first warrior Hector, but Paris shot an arrow in the heel and died. This position is the anatomical Achilles Tendon.  

Achilles is being carried upside down and immersed in Styx
Achilles is being carried upside down and immersed in Styx