Hector

Greek - Son of Priam and Hecuba. Brother of Deiphobus, Helenus and Paris. Husband of Andromache. Father of Astyanax. He led the Trojans in their defence of the city against the attacking Greeks who had been angered by the treachery of Paris who carried off Helen, the wife of Menelaus when a guest in their house. He killed Patroclus, bosom friend of Achilles, who, wearing the armour of Achilles, had rallied the Greeks for a further attack. The death of his friend brought Achilles back into action - he had been sulking in his tent, refusing to fight, after falling out with Agamemnon over a girl captive. Now, in new armour made by Hephaestus, he led the Greeks in a fresh onslaught and killed Hector. He tied Hector's body to his chariot and drove round the walls of the city. Priam pleaded for his son's body and was allowed to take it for burial. In some French accounts, Morgan le Fay fell in love with him but turned against him when he spurned her advances. In Charlemagne stories, his armour and sword, Durindana, are fought over by several of the paladins. Also commonly identified as Hector, Ector, Ector, Antor, Hector, Ector of the Forest Sauvage, Extor, Hektor, Hektor or Hector.

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