Achilles: Leading Greek hero the Trojan War. He was killed in the last days of the siege of Troy by an arrow wound in his only vulnerable spot, his heel. Hence the expression ‘Achilles heel’ for a point of vulnerability in a person or plan.
Priam: King of Troy. Husband of Hecuba and father of Hector, Paris and Cassandra.
Hecuba: Queen of Troy. Wife of Priam and mother of Hector, Paris and Cassandra.
Diomedes: In Greek mythology, he was the King of Argos, and a mighty Greek warrior during the Trojan War.
Hephaestus: In Greek mythology, the Greek god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. Hephaestus' Roman equivalent was Vulcan. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera, the King and Queen of the Gods.
Agamemnon: The son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.
Zeus: In Greek mythology, Zeus is the "Father of Gods and men" who rules the Olympians of Mount Olympus as a father rules the family. He is the god of sky and thunder.
Hera: In Greek mythology, Hera is the mother-goddess. She is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage.
Odysseus: King of Ithaca and the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Husband of Penelope, and father of Telemachus. Odysseus is renowned for his guile and resourcefulness. He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the ten-year Trojan War and his famous Trojan Horse trick during the Trojan War.
Penelope: Faithful wife of Odysseus who kept her suitors at bay until her husband returned.
Troy: Ancient and mythical city/state located on the northwest coast of present day Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek mythology and especially in the Iliad.
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