Son of King Priam of Troy, and leading Trojan hero in the Trojan War. He kills Patroklos and is eventually killed by Achilles and his body is ransomed from Achilles by his father Priam. His wife was Andromache.
Above left: Priam and Herakles. Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 510 BC. Munich, Antikensammlungen 2307. © Antikensammlungen, Munich Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 151
Above right: Achilles kills Hektor. Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500-450 BC. Rome, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano H545 © Museo Gregoriano Etrusco Vaticano