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Pairing: Achilles/Patroclus
Alternative name(s): Patrochilles
Gender category: m/m
Fandom: Homer, Greek Mythology, The Song of Achilles
Canonical?: in some sources
Prevalence: common
Archives: greek_love on Livejournal
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"Achilles and Patroklas," from Matter/Antimatter #5 (1985), Vel Jaeger is the artist

Achilles/Patroclus is one of the most popular ships for fans of Greek mythology, The Iliad, and The Song of Achilles.

Ship History

The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus has been debated as long as their story has been around. A romantic or sexual relationship is not explicit in Homer's works, but it is in other ancient texts. Regardless of whether a romantic relationship is canon, their strong friendship and love for each other and their tragic end make for easy shipping.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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