Astyanax noun

  1. Greek myth the young son of Hector and Andromache, who was hurled from the walls of Troy by the Greeks

Examples from the Web for astyanax Historical Examples of astyanax

  • Now, if the men called him Astyanax, is it not probable that the other name was conferred by the women?



  • Among this number was Andromache, widow of Hector, and mother of Astyanax.

    Heathen Mythology


  • She is thinking ever of her Hector, and Astyanax whom you slew!


    Gilbert Murray

  • The scandalous behaviour of all concerned in Astyanax may well have caused a falling-off in the subscriptions.


    Edward J. Dent

  • But none knew the depth of his love and gentleness as did his wife, Andromache, and their little son, Astyanax.

    Half a Hundred Hero Tales


  • Word Origin and History for astyanax Astyanax

    son of Hector and Andromache (“Iliad”), Greek, literally “lord of the city,” from asty “city” (see asteism) + anax “chief, lord, master.” Also the epithet of certain gods.

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