Hector

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Hector Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
  • be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

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  • (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

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Hector Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Hector is a person in Greek mythology. He is an important person in the Trojan War, and Homer's Iliad.

Hector was the favourite son of King Priam of Troy and his wife Hecuba. He was married to Andromache, and had a son named Astyanax.

In the Trojan War he was the leader of the Trojans in battle and their hero. Hector was killed by Achilles. Also he was wounded badly by Ajax a Greek hero because Ajax threw a rock at him.



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Meaning of the Name 'Hector'


  • Meaning: Steadfast
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Male


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* At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slainThen, Prince You should have fear'd, what now you feelAchilles absent was Achilles stillYet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. - Homer


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