He supported the Trojans during the Trojan War, because he was insulted by the Greek hero Achilles. He tried to kill the hero three times, but his plots fell short due to the intervention of Hera, Athena and Hephaestus. The Scamander River flowed near Troy, and its banks were the site of numerous battles between the Greeks and the Trojans. According to Homer, the river was called Scamander by mortals and Xanthos by gods.
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