In Greek mythology, Astyanax (Greek Ἀστυάναξ, for king "Anax" of the city "Asty") wes

Death of Astyanax, from a Vase painting

1. Astyanax (Αστυάναξ) the son of Hector and Andromache. His real name was Scamandrius, but people of Troy nicknamed him Astyanax, because he was the son of Hector. He was killed during the Trojan War by Neoptolemus, who threw the infant from a wall and told his mother "Since my father (Achilles) killed his father (Hector) he might try to avenge the death. He also could become King of Troy, and we want no more kings of Troy!" (Iliad VI, 403, 466; Aeneid II, 457)

Right Side Neoptolemus holding Astyanax in front of Priamus

Hector and Andromache with Astyanax, MN Jatta


2. Another Astyanax was a son of Heracles and Epilais: Apollod. 2.7.7

Andromache and Astyanax, Edward Virginius Valentine

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