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This is about Achilles who is told that he can choose to either be immortal or kill Hector and 
avenge the death of his cousin, but then be killed like a mortal.Achilles chooses to avenge 
the death of his cousin and sacrifices his immortality for the same.

I am immortal, the Gods tell me,
My immortality is my fate's Gift to me.
Hector, the Prince of Troy, is a hero-
Strong, wise and just,
But he killed my friend 
And to  honour his friendship,
Avenge, I must.

Its our decisions that make our future,
And our beliefs that make us great.
Fate, the Temptress shall never be my master,
I do not believe in fate.

Our friends... they live in our hearts,
For them I will let my world fall apart.
Life 'is' nothing without those I love...
Let Death be my answer from Gods above.
If I kill Hector, Death will soon find me, 
And to return to dust, will my fate be...
But immortal would be our friendship,
Though short , our lives may be.

Life is all about love
And to love and be loved is the only honour I seek.
I stand alone in the darkness
Trapped in an unpredictable world...
I am a legend,
Because I choose to live by my code,
To cherish my moments and memories,
To protect, honour and fight for those whom I love.
I live by my will and my strength,
And by the grace of the Gods above.

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  1. Date: 9/2/2009 5:35:00 PM
    Death is an easy fate to find, it's harder and more noble to live and strive to grow. Light & Love..I enjoy mythogolgy tremendously! You might like Wounded Aphodite..and Martial Acts..please enter my dialect contest so we can hear the lovely song of your language.