The king of
Troy during the Trojan war. He was said to have 100 children: 50 sons, amongst
them were Paris and Hector, and 50 daughters, Cassandra being the best known.
Piam's wife was queen Hecuba.
Priam had left Paris in the wilderness to die when he was born, since it had been prophecised he would bring fire to Troy. He was rescued by shepherds, and reconciliated with his father after winning the athletic games Priam had held.
It was Priam who, on Zeus demand, bargained with Achilles to get Hectors dead body back to Troy for a proper burial.
Achille's son Neoptolemus eventually killed Priam.