Hector


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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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Hector loved to talk about the positive impact made by the daily good deeds and sacrifices of New York's doormen, porters, and security officers.
You're still not heard and you still have to fight to have people listen to you," Hector says.
Activated with Hello MG rather than the push of a button, MG Hectors Voice Assist feature was specifically designed by Nuance for the India market to recognize Indian-accented speech.
Using the car's display or voice control, an MG Hector user should be able to talk to an MG Motor customer assistant to get help while on the road.
Unfortunately it was William Meadows, a local fisherman who next saw Hector's body as it lay dead off Formby Shore a week later.
Hector, who lives in Galway, started his career on TG4 16 years ago and credits the station for taking a chance on him.
"The cat is very popular - and if there are visitors around, Hector seems to know that they will be getting fed, so he comes round too.
"You said you were coming later, at dark," Hector says.
The Gener8 Hector is the nineteenth of 21 'ECO' VLCCs that are likely to be delivered into Gener8 Maritime's fleet.
But last night 6ft 4in Hector was back in the headlines after a starring role as the Royals knocked out West Brom to march proudly into the FA Cup quarter-finals.