Andromache Mourning Hector
Jacques-Louis David : 1783

In Greek mythology, Andromache (Ανδρομάχη) was the wife of Hector and daughter of Eetion. During the Trojan War, Hector was killed by Achilles and Neoptolemus, Achilles' son. Neoptolemus took her as a concubine and Hector's brother, Helenus, as a slave. When Neoptolemus died, Andromache married Helenus and became Queen of Epirus.

With Hector, Andromache had a son named Astyanax. With Neoptolemus, she mothered Molossus and Olympias.

Hector and Andromache ( Friedrich Schiller)

Iliad Book 6:

There his wife ran up to meet him,
Andromache, daughter of great-hearted Eëtion
who'd included a large dowry with her.  
Eëtion had lived below the forests on Mount Placus, 
in Thebe, king of Cilician people.

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Source

  • Homer. Iliad VI, 390–430;
  • Apollodorus. Bibliotheke III, xii, 6;
  • Apollodorus. Epitome V, 23; VI, 12;
  • Euripides. Andromache;
  • Virgil. Aeneid III, 294–355.


Hector and Andromache with Astyanax, MN Jatta

Andromache and Astyanax, Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul 1758-1823) Completed by Charles Boulanger de Boisfremont after Prud'hon's death, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Andromache is the subject of a tragedy by French classical playwright Jean Racine (1639-1699), entitled Andromaque.

Princess Andromache is working as a slave (Leighton)

Andromache after witnessing the death of Hector

Andromache and Astyanax. Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

a study of Andromache and Astyanax , Prud'hon

"A study for a painting, Hector, about to depart for his combat with Ajax, and having bidden farewell to Andromache, his wife, desires to embrace his son. But the child, frightened at the emotion of which he is witness, takes refuge in his mother's arms"

Andromache and Astyanax, Edward Virginius Valentine

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Heracles and Telamon against the Amazons, including the Amazon Andromache


Mythology Images


175 Andromache is an asteroid.

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