Achilles wont fight, but hands over his armor to Patroclus, on the proviso he only fights as long to save the ships. Achilles prays to Zeus that he does what he says. Zeus wants to save Sarpedon who one of his mortal sons but Hera says he cant due to favouritism. Appollo sneaks behind Patroclus and wounds him, which allows Hector to finish him off. Patroclus foretells Hectors death.