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