In the Greek Mythology, Astyanax (in Greek old Ἀστυάναξ / Astuánax , “which reigns in the city”, of ἄστυ / ástu , “the city” and of ἄναξ / ánax , “the Master”) is the son of Hector and Andromaque, and consequently the grandson of Priam, king of Troy.
His/her father gives him like name Scamandrios (in Greek old Σκαμάνδριος / Skamándrios ), according to the name of the river which sprinkles Troy, the Scamandre, but the people prefer the name of Astyanax to him, which means “the prince of the city”. He plays innocently with the brush of the helmet of his father in the famous scene of the good-byes of Hector and Andromaque.
Versions divergent on its fate:
- according to the cyclic tradition , it is claimed by the Greek chiefs, in particular Ulysses. Néoptolème, wire of Achilles, the met with died by throwing it the top of a tower of the city;
- a more recent tradition claims than it was not killed but founded later a Troy news with his cousin Ascagne, the son of Énée.
- (X, 25).
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