Swearing to the River StyxEdit
The River is also part of a powerful promise that can be made between people and breaking an oath on the Styx is extremely unwise for anyone. Gods who break oaths on the Styx apparently "get off lightly" on the account of being Immortal such as when Zeus broke the oath between himself and his brothers of having no more demigod children. It is unknown what would happen if a lesser entity were to break an oath on the Styx but it is considered unpleasant.
- Main article: Curse of Achilles
Anyone who bathes in the River Styx will be gifted with the strength, power, speed, and near invincibility of Achilles. The only spot where one who has bathed in the River Styx is vulnerable is in their 'Achilles Heel', a spot of the bather's choosing which will keep them grounded to the real world and their mortal life after they bathe in the river. If the person doesn't focus on that point while bathing in the river they will be destroyed, washed away in the current. Achilles' ghost appears to anyone who wishes to receive the curse, warning them not to.