Greek - Son of Priam or Apollo by Hecuba. He was in love with Cressida and was heart-broken when she was handed over to the Greeks in exchange for a prisoner-of-war during the siege of Troy. She had promised to remain faithful to him and when she fell in love with the Greek hero Diomedes, Troilus rushed straight into the battle and was killed by Achilles. In some accounts, he was ambushed by Achilles who killed him when he refused to become the Greek's lover: in others he died when his horses bolted. In an nearlier version, Cressida was Briseida, daughter of Calchas who had defected to the Greeks. She was escorted to join her father by Diomedes who fell in love with her. At times, called Troilus, Troilos or Troilos.

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