Most-Mentioned Characters in the Iliad

Can you name the characters who are mentioned the most frequently in "The Iliad" by Homer?
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Description
Character
480
Hero of Troy
Hector
468
King of the gods
Zeus
423
Wrathful Greek hero
Achilles
206
Name shared by two different
Greek heros
Ajax
194
King of Mycenae
Agamemnon
184
King of Troy
Priam
172
Best friend of the wrathful hero
Patroclus
159
Goddess of wisdom
Athena
148
King of Sparta
Menelaus
140
God of light
Apollo
135
Father of the king of Mycenae
Atreus
135
Father of the wrathful hero
Peleus
123
Builder of the Trojan Horse
Odysseus
119
Queen of the gods
Hera
114
God of war
Ares
99
King of Argos
Diomedes
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Description
Character
96
Father of the above
Tydeus
93
King of Pylos
Nestor
86
Trojan hero who later traveled to Italy
Aeneas
84
King of the titans
Cronus
76
Leader of the armies of Crete
Idomeneus
68
Beauty contest judge who killed
the wrathful hero
Paris
64
God of the sea
Poseidon
61
Hero who owned the helmet
of Amyntor
Meriones
59
Prince of Pylos
Antilochus
49
Son of Zeus who fought for Troy
Sarpedon
47
God of the underworld
Hades
46
Father of a Greek hero who had
been one of Jason's argonauts
Telamon
45
Sea nymph who was the mother
of the wrathful hero
Thetis
42
"The face that launched 1000 ships"
Helen
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Level ∞
Aug 6, 2020
This quiz is based by original research. I used this text as a source, but converted the names from Roman back to Greek. There are some complications. For example, Paris is mentioned as both Paris as Alexandrus. There are probably other similar things that I missed, so this should be considered a starting point for more research.
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Level 81
Aug 6, 2020
Nice quiz. I'm halfway through The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller right now so I probably did better than I would have a couple weeks ago. Still missed 4 though.
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Level 77
Aug 7, 2020
Too Greece-centric.
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Level 69
Aug 7, 2020
I had to read this back in 7th grade. Crazy that I've forgotten all but the largest details since then. 14/30, though I do recognize almost all the ones I missed.
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2020
No Hecuba?!? (What's Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba...?) No Clytemnestra? No Cassandra? Even Helen comes in dead last (after all the dudes and goddesses), and she was the very reason for all the brouhaha! C'mon, Homer!