Andromache

Andromache

Andromache was the wife of Hector, prince of Troy, in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Eetion who ruled over the city of Cilician Thebe. Hector married her after her city was sacked by Achilles and her family was killed. After Hector's death and Troy's fall, Andromache was told by the Greek herald Talthybius that they would throw her son Astyanax off the city walls. Neoptolemus was the one to carry out the plan, and then took Andromache as his concubine. Neoptolemus and Andromache had three children, Molossus, Pielus and Pergamus. After Neoptolemus' death, Helenus, Hector's brother, who had been taken by Neoptolemus as a slave, married Andromache, who became the Queen of Epirus. Based on one source, Neoptolemus and Andromache, had one son, Cestrinus. In the end, Andromache went to the city of Pergamum, where her son Pergamus ruled, spending her last years of her life there.

See Also: Hector, Trojan War, Achilles, Neoptolemus

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Andromache was the wife of Hector, prince of Troy, in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Eetion who ruled over the city of Cilician Thebe.

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