From the moment Achilles was born, it had been prophesied he would have an early death.
The death of Achilles came during the Trojan War and was caused by an arrow of the Trojan hero, Paris. Paris, supported by Greek god Apollo, threw a poisoned arrow and aimed exactly at the heel of Achilles; the only spot Achilles was vulnerable...
Immediately after Achilles fell dead, a huge fighting began above his body. In the end, Odysseus managed to keep the Trojans back and Ajax brought the body back to the Greek camp.
In the Greek camp, Thetis emerged with the Nereids from their sea world and, together with the Achaeans, they mourned their hero for seventeen days and seventeen nights. Then Achilles' body was burned upon a pyre and his ashes were buried in a tumulus in Leuces(Alba). A monument was raised to Achilles' memory and funeral games were held in his honor.