Andromache

The Trojan hero Hector's wife and widow, after Achilles had slain him. With Hector she had a son, Astyanax, whom Achilles son Neoptolemus would throw off the Trojan wall. After Troy had fallen she was given to Neoptolemus, who she had three sons with. These sons would be the founders of the Molosean house, later the enemies of Rome through Pyrrhus. After Andromache was widowed again, she married Hector's brother king Helenus of Epirus, a seer who also had been taken as a slave by Neoptolemus.


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