Trojan prince and hero, son of Priam and Hecuba, who commanded the Trojan forces and kept the Greeks away for nine years. His end came after he had killed Achilles' friend Patroclus. Achilles chased him around the walls of Troy three times, killed him, and then dragged his body tied by a rope to his carriage, refusing him a proper burial. After his father Priam had managed to get his body back, the funeral was held, ending the story of the Iliad.