Iliad Characters Quiz

Guess the names of these characters from Homer's Iliad. Does include the Olympian Gods.
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The main Greek hero; has a vulnerable heel
Achilles
Best friend/lover of person above; a powerful warrior
Patroclus
Leader of the Greek army; sacrifices his own daughter to get to Troy
Agamemnon
Brother of the above; king of Sparta through marriage to the below
Menelaus
Most beautiful woman in the world; kidnapped by a Trojan prince
Helen
Trojan prince who kidnaps the above
Paris
Troy's best warrior; eldest son of the king of Troy
Hector
Smartest of the Greeks; came up with the idea of the Trojan Horse
Odysseus
Powerful Greek warrior who wounds the gods Ares and Aphrodite
Diomedes
Wife of Hector; is sold into slavery after the sack of Troy
Andromache
Queen of Asia Minor taken as a war prize; the cause of the quarrel in book 1
Briseis
Daughter of a priest taken captive but returned in Book 1
Chryseis
Father of the above; priest of Apollo
Chryses
Leader of the Dardarian contingent; son of Aphrodite and Anchises
Aeneas
Large and powerful Greek warrior; think dish soap
Ajax (The Greater)
Commander of the Lycian contingent; son of Zeus
Sarpedon
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Greece's top archer; son of Telamon
Teucer
Young son of Hector and Andromache; killed by either Odysseus or Neoptolemus during the sack of Troy
Astyanax
King of Troy; father of Paris, Hector, Cassandra etc.
Priam
Trojan seer who was cursed by Apollo to never be believed
Cassandra
Mother of Achilles; a minor sea goddess
Thetis
Powerful God of fire and blacksmiths; forges a famous shield for Achilles
Hephaestus
King of the Gods; supposed to stay neutral but helps the Trojans
Zeus
Queen of the Gods; supported the Greeks after Paris dishonoured her
Hera
Goddess of wisdom and battle strategy; supported the Greeks after Paris dishonoured her
Athena
God of the Seas who supported the Greeks; later becomes the enemy of Odysseus
Poseidon
God of War; supports the Trojans but ends up wounded and goes crying to Zeus
Ares
Goddess of love and beauty; supports the Trojans because Paris deemed her to be the fairest goddess
Aphrodite
Goddess of the rainbow who acts as Zeus' messenger
Iris
God of light, music, poetry etc.; main Trojan supporter
Apollo
River God who tries to drown Achilles; set on fire by Hephaestus
Scamander
Queen of Troy; mother of Hector, Paris etc.
Hecuba
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