The mother of Achiles was aware that he would perish if he joined other Greeks in their war against Troy. She prevailed on him to dress as a girl and use the name Pyrrha for his flame red hair. Achiles took refuge among the daughters of Lycomedes where he fathered a son named Pyrrho. When Odysseus learned that the Greeks could not conquer Troy without the help of Achilles, he searched for him and exposed him. Odysseus posed as a salesman of womens jewels among which he included a precious sword and shield. When Achiles expressed solely an interest in the weapons, he revealed himself and agreed to join the Greek army. Additional notes are given in related images.