Deiphobus

Deiphobus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Greek mythology, Deiphobus was a son of Priam and Hecuba. He was a prince of Troy, and the greatest of Priam's sons after Hector and Paris. Deiphobus killed four men of fame in the Trojan War. In the Trojan War, described in the Iliad, he along with his brother Helenus led a group of soldiers at the siege of the newly-constructed Argive wall and killed many, also wounding the hero Achean Meriones. As Hector was fleeing Achilles, Athena took the shape of Deiphobus and goaded Hector to make a stand and fight. Hector, thinking it was his brother, listened and threw his spear at Achilles. When the spear missed, Hector turned around to ask his brother for another spear, but Deiphobus had vanished. It was then Hector knew the gods had deceived and forsaken him, and he met his fate at the hand of Achilles. Some accounts hold that it was Deiphobus and Paris who ambushed and killed Achilles while luring him to their sister Polyxena. After the death of Paris, Deiphobus was given Helen as a bride for his deeds in the war, beating out the bid of his other brother, Helenus. Some accounts say the marriage was by force.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613574674X
  • 9786135746747