Protesilaus

Greek - A king of Phylace. Son of Iphiclus and Astyoche. Brother of Podarces. Husband of Laodamia. Uncle of Philotoctes. He was the first man ashore when the Greeks invaded Troy and was killed by Achates. The gods admired his courage and sent Hermes to bring him back from Hades to see his grieving wife. She refused to be parted from him a second time and killed herself to be with him. In another story, she became obsessed with an image of her dead husband and, when her father burned it, she immolated herself on its pyre. On occassion, called Protesilaus.

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