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Iliad Characters

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Character Description
Character
Close friend of Achilleus, he saves the Achaians from destruction but is killed by Hektor.
Patroklos
Son of Hektor and Andromache. He is scared to see his father in his war helmet.
Astyanax
Son of Telamon. It is said that Achilleus is the only (Achaian) warrior better than he. He prefers to fight rather than talk and was courageous and good-hearted.
Aias (greater)
Son of Priam and the greatest Trojan warrior. He is slain by Achilleus.
Hektor
Goddess of the hunt and wild animals. A good shot with a bow, she is also Apollo's twin sister. Supported Troy.
Artemis
Achilleus' father
Peleus
Queen of the gods. Wife of Zeus. Supported the Achaians.
Hera
Wife of Priam and mother of Hektor.
Hecuba
Priest of Apollo. He asks Agamemnon for his daughter back, is rebuffed, and in response prays to Apollo who sends the plague on the Achaian camp.
Chryses
Prince of Troy. He steals Helen from her husband, sparking the Trojan War.
Paris
Son of Zeus and the god of heralds and travelers. He guides Priam to the Achaian camp.
Hermes
God of the sea. Supports the Achaians.
Poseidon
The face "that launched a thousand ships". Woman whose unfaithfulness starts the whole war.
Helen
Son of Zeus and Leto. He supports the Trojans and knocks Patroklos's armor off.
Apollo
Goddess of wisdom and war. She supports the Achaians.
Athene
Hektor's wife.
Andromache
A Trojan scout who is caught and killed by Diomedes and Odysseus.
Dolon
The best and strongest warrior among the Greeks. He argues with Agamemnon and sits out much of the action since he feels dishonored.
Achilleus
The goddess of love. She gives Paris the love of the most beautiful woman in the world in exchange for his judgment of her as "The Fairest". Supports Troy.
Aphrodite
Character Description
Character
The king of Mycenea. He is the leader of the Achaians (Greeks).
Agamemnon
Daughter of the priest of Apollo. Agememnon is eventually forced to give her back.
Chryseis
The son of Zeus and Hera. The violent god of war.
Ares
The king of Sparta. Married to Helen.
Menelaos
The master craftsman of Olympus. He makes new armor for Achilleus.
Hephaestus
The king and most powerful of the gods.
Zeus
Lady messenger of the gods. Also goddess of the rainbow.
Iris
Son of Zeus by a mortal named Laodameia, lord of the Lykians. On the side of Troy.
Sarpedon
Son of Panthous and Phrontis, a commoner, and lieutenant and friend of Hector.
Poulydamas
Son of Laertes and lord of Ithaka. The wisest and craftiest of the Greeks.
Odysseus
Mortal woman captured by Greeks, given to Achilleus, and later taken by Agamemmnon.
Briseis
Son of Tydeus and a great warrior.
Diomedes
The leader of the Dardanians, a Trojan son of Anchises and the goddess, Aphrodite.
Aineias
An old tutor of Achilleus who convinces him to return to battle.
Phoionix
Warriors commanded by Achilleus.
Myrmidons
The king of Troy and father of fifty sons.
Priam
The king of Pylos, he tries to make peace between Achilles and Agamemnon. He also instructs the Greek warriors and tells long stories about his own exploits.
Nestor
A sea goddess, divine mother of Achilleus.
Thetis
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level 27
Jan 22, 2015
Great work on the quiz, I'm gonna learn a lot. some of the answers are in the clues of the quiz. Also theres NO WAY anyone can read all that in 5:00 great quiz though!
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level 35
Jun 9, 2016
35/37. I had never even heard of Dolon and Poulydamas! Great quiz!