Hector's last visit with his wife, Andromache
, and infant son Astyanax
, startled by his father's helmet (Apulian red-figure vase, 370–360 BC)
Hector is a person in Greek mythology. He is an important person in the Trojan War, and Homer's Iliad.
Hector was the favourite son of King Priam of Troy and his wife Hecuba. He was married to Andromache, and had a son named Astyanax.
In the Trojan War he was the leader of the Trojans in battle and their hero. Hector was killed by Achilles. Also he was wounded badly by Ajax a Greek hero because Ajax threw a rock at him.
Images for kids
Coin from Troy, 177-192 AD. Obverse: Bust of Commodus. Reverse: Hector, brandishing shield and spear, on a two-horse chariot. Inscription EKTΩP (Hektor) above, IΛIEΩN (Ilion meaning Troy) in exergue.
Ajax and Hector exchange gifts (woodcut in Andreas Alciatus, Emblematum libellus, 1591)
Battle at the ships, on a Roman-era sarcophagus, 225-250 AD.
Triumphant Achilles dragging Hector's lifeless body in front of the Gates of Troy. (From a panoramic fresco on the upper level of the main hall of the Achilleion)
The Grief and Recriminations of Andromache over the Body of Hector Her Husband (1783) by Jacques-Louis David