Peleus is a figure from Greek mythology, known as a great warrior and the father of Achilles, one of the most famous heroes in Greek mythology. He was the son of Aeacus, one of the judges of the dead in the underworld, and his mother was the nymph Endeis. He was also the brother of Telamon, another great warrior and one of the Argonauts.

Peleus is best known for his role in the story of Achilles. He was said to have been chosen by the gods to marry the sea nymph Thetis, but the wedding was disrupted by the goddess Eris, who caused a quarrel among the gods and goddesses in attendance. Despite this, Peleus and Thetis were married and had a son, Achilles.

In addition to his role as the father of Achilles, Peleus was also known for his own exploits as a warrior. He was said to have fought in the Calydonian Boar hunt and the Argonautica, and was considered one of the bravest warriors of his time.