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Hector,

in Greek mythology, leader and greatest hero of the Trojan troops during the Trojan War. He was the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba, the husband of Andromache, and the father by her of Astyanax. In the Iliad he is portrayed as the courageous mainstay of Trojan resistance. He was killed by Achilles in revenge for the death of Patroclus. Hector had several hero cults, most notably at Troy and Thebes.

Hector

((624) Hector) A member of the Trojan group of asteroids. It was discovered by Auguste Kopff in 1907. It is possibly a contact binary, or else an abnormally elongated single object, the ratio of its two principal axes being greater than two.

Hector

captain and chief hero of Trojan forces. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses]
See: Bravery

hector

street gang member (early 1600s). [Br. Hist.: Espy, 40]

Hector

bravely defended Troy against Greek siege for ten years. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]

Hector

King Priam’s son; dies fighting for Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
See: Heroism
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