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Mythology: Trojan War Characters
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Daughter of Thaumas who helped both sides during the Trojan war equally. Helped Hector find war plans of the Greeks and helped Achilles enter a temple.
This is home to the mythological hero Odysseus and is located in the Ionian sea in Greece
In Greek and Roman mythology, he was a seer and priest of the god Apollo
in the ancient city of Troy
. He played a notable role in the last days of the Trojan War; he and his twin sons, Antiphas and Thymbraeus were killed by a giant sea serpent.
king of Sparta and husband of Helen, the woman who caused the Trojan War.
In Greek legend, Agamemnon, leader of the combined Greek forces, was king of this place during the Trojan War.
They are very brave and skilled warriors commanded by Achilles
He was an Argonaut, helped fight the centaurs, and participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar. He and his sons, Antilochus and Thrasymedes, fought on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War
He was one of the most influential Greek champions during the Trojan War. When Agamemnon, to test the morale of the Achaeans, announced his intentions to depart Troy, He restored order to the Greek camp.
An image of Palla Athena that was sacred to Trojans. During the war it was stolen by Odysseus and Diomedes. It was said that Troy would not fall as long as the Palladium stayed within its walls.
Paris chose her over the other two goddesses as the most beautiful, and she gave him the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Troy. This caused the Trojan War. She was also the mother of Aeneas, and she often aided him in battle because he was destined to become king of the Trojans.
This god of poetry and the sun was on the Trojan side in the war, and also saved Aeneas from falling into the hands of Diomedes by taking him to Pergamos to keep him safe.
God of war, sided with the Trojans, because his wife Aphrodite/Venus was on their side.
This goddess while staying mostly neutral, was more sided towards the Trojans because of her brother Apollo, and also because Agamemnon killed one of her sacred stags.
Competed with Juno and Venus for the Golden Apple, and when the war was about to start, tried to prevent the war by trying to create an oath between the two sides. However, Pandaros shot an arrow and the war started.
This is the port city from which the Greek troops sailed to Troy. Agamemnon gathered his all troops at this Greek city. At first, however, they were not able to set sail because Agamemnon had angered Diana by killing one of her stags.
She was the woman who Achilles took as a war prize from Troy. However, she was later taken by Agamemnon.
She held Odysseus captive on her island after he was trying to sail back to Ithaca from Troy.
She was cursed by Apollo with the gift of prophecy, but no one could believe her. She was the only one who saw Priam bring back Hector's body, so she announced it to all of Troy.
Castor and Pollux
They were brothers of Helen of Troy, and they were also Argonauts. One was known for his skill with horses, and the other known for his boxing skill.
She is the Greek goddess of Strife and Discord. Her name is translated in Latin as Discordia. Because she was not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, she threw a golden apple labeled "to the fairest", causing three goddesses to fight over it.
He is the Greek god of the Underworld. He guards Ajax in the Underworld from Odysseus.
He is the greatest Trojan hero. During combat, he kills Patroclus who is wearing the armor of Achilles. He thinks he has defeated the great Achilles however has instead defeated Achilles' closest comrade.
She is the wife of the Trojan King Priam and mother to Hector and Paris. After the Trojan War ended, she was given to Odysseus.
This woman is the daughter of Zeus. She essentially instigates the war because she runs away from her original Greek husband, Menelaus, to be with Paris, the prince of Troy.
Zeus turned her into a monster. She is a monster in the form of a huge bladder of a creature whose face was all mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers and who swallows huge amounts of water three times a day before belching them back out again, creating whirlpools. Lies on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla.
The most noble and learned of the Centaurs, he was the teacher of Achilles. He exchanged his immortality for the mortality of Prometheus, he did this because he was in pain, and in order to escape the pain he wanted to die. He sacrificed his life, allowing mankind to obtain the use of fire.
She was given to Agamemnon as a war prize. He enslaves her and he admits is finer than his own wife.
Was the faithless wife of Agamemnon, and half-sister of Helen. She became the lover of Aegisthus and together they plotted her husband's death. She had no respect. She was killed by her son Orestes because he avenged his father.
He is captured by the Trojan shepherds and pretends to be a deserter from the Greeks. He persuades the Trojans to lead the wooden horse into the city.
He is both a river god and the name of the largest river near Troy. He fought on the side of the Trojans, and met Achilles in battle.
This city, known for it's rigorous training of soldiers, is the famous capital of Laconia. Diana is its patron goddess.
The Greek goddess of the underworld river of hate. The river with the same name marks the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
She is the mother of Achilles. She is married to Peleus
He is the king of the gods. One of his sons is Hercules.
The queen of the underworld and goddess of spring.
He is the god of the sea, brother of Jupiter and Pluto.
He was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and youngest son of Laomedon. Hector was his eldest son by Hecuba, and heir to the Trojan throne. Paris, his other son, was the cause of the Trojan War.
Achilles' son who fought in Trojan war.
Rhesus was a Thracian king who fought on the side of Trojans in Iliad. Diomedes and Odysseus stole his team of fine horses during a night raid on the Trojan.
This was said to be a wooden like image of Pallas and to have fallen from heaven in answer to the prayer of Ilus, the founder of Troy. It was said that if this was within the walls ofTtroy the city would not fall.
Son of Priam and brother to Hector. He was a Trojan prince and later became king. Stole Helen from the King of Sparta.
Was a Greek warrior who was very good friends with Achilles. Killed in battle by Hector
Was the father of the Greek warrior Achilles. Was married to the sea-nymph named Thetis
Faithful wife of Greek warrior Odysseus. Was pursued by many suitors in the absence of her husband.
Was the daughter of the Greek god of war named and was the queen of the Amazons.
The wife of Aeneas who was left behind while trying to leave Troy. She later came to Aeneas as a ghost and told him to continue without her.
He was the son of Priam, and Married Helen after all of her other husbands were gone. He was killed when the Greeks took Troy.
She is the Goddess of Harvest, and mother of Persephone.
A fighter for the Greeks who entered the Trojan horse before the city was taken. He was a close friend of Odysseus, and son of Tydeus.
A paradise in the underworld usually reserved for heroes after they had died.
Leader of the Myrmidons who fought with the Greeks. Invulnerable except for his heel. Refused to fight after losing war prize, but joined war after Patroclus was killed by Hector. Wore immorta
larmor belonging to his father, which was a wedding gift from the gods.
A Trojan war hero. He was the son of prince Anchises and fought bravely in the Trojan War. He was in single combat with Diomedes, Idomeneus, and Achilles. After Escaping Troy, Juno sought to make his journey as miserable as possible. She forced him to fall in love with Queen Dido, which postponed his journey.
He was the brother-in-law of Helen and was also the leader of the Greek forces. He sacrificed his daughter to the goddess Artemis in order that his ships could set sail for Troy.
Ajax son of Oileus (the Lesser)
The leader of the Lociran contingent of the Greek army. He was considered the swiftest of all the Greeks, and could outrun anyone but Achilles.
Ajax son of Telamon (the Greater)
Considered the second most valuable member of Agamemnon's Greek army. He was the tallest and strongest of all the Greek men during the Trojan War.
Alexandros / Paris
When this Trojan was born out of royalty, his mother had a dream foretelling the fall of Troy was to be her son's fault. He was spared by their father. This Trojan also stole away the wife of the King of Sparta.
This group of famous female warriors fought along the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War.
The father of Aeneas. It is said that he was carried away from the burning city of Troy by Aeneas. Later in the Iliad, Aeneas visits this character in the Elysian Fields, part of Hades.
Wife of the Prince of Troy, Hector. She became enslaved to the Greeks after the Trojan War.
The wisest of the Trojan elders/counsellors. Advised the Trojans to send Helen back to the Greeks in order to save Troy. He was considered a traitor to the Trojans because he opened the doors of Troy to the Greeks in order that he would be spared.
God of craftsmen and technology who supported the Greeks by forging armor for Achilles
Queen of the Gods who helped initiate the war after losing the fairest contest to Aphrodite, and later on helped the Greeks by seducing her husband Zeus into helping them
Messenger God who sided with the Greeks in the war and led King Priam to his son's dead body after he was killed by Achilles
This mountain, located by Troy, is also referred to as the birthplace of the Trojan Wa. It is the location where Paris judged the fairest among Hera, Aphrodite.
Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who was sacrificed to Artemis at Aulis by her father in hopes of receiving favorable winds to sail to Troy
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