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Priam

Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War. He was married to Hecuba and he had many sons. He was killed by Achilles' son Neoptolemus.

ChildhoodEdit

Priam was born Podarces, youngest son of king Laomedon, who was killed, along with his other sons, by Heracles. Priam's elder sister, Hesione, bought his life with a veil of gold. Thus he changed his name to Priam (from priatos, ransomed). Priam was proclaimed king of a weak and feeble Troy and spent
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Priam is killed

decades rebuilding the city and its profound wealth. He eventually became a well-known and well-repsected monarch.

ChildrenEdit

Priam had many children from different wives.

SonsEdit

Priam

Peter O'Toole as Priam in Troy

Priam had 70 sons. Only some are named here. For a more extensive account go to this site

  1. Hector, married to Andromache and father of Astyanax
  2. Paris, ran away with Helen
  3. Deiphobus, married Helen after Paris' death
  4. Helenus, prophetic priest of Apollo
  5. Polydorus, killed by his brother-in-law, Polymestor of Thrace
  6. Troilus, loved Cressida
  7. Polites, killed by Neoptolemus
  8. Democoon
  9. Antiphus
  10. Lycaon
  11. Aretus
  12. Ascanius
  13. Dryops
  14. Polymedon
  15. Aesacus
  16. Melanippus

DaughtersEdit

Priam had 20 daughters. Only some are named here. For a more extensive account go to this site

  1. Illione, married to king Polymestor of Thrace
  2. Cassandra, prophectic lover of Apollo
  3. Creusa, married to her cousin Aeneas
  4. Laodice, apparently the most beautiful of Priam's daughters
  5. Polyxena, sacrificed on Achilles' tomb

FamilyEdit

Dardanid Genealogy in Greek mythology Names in Bold are Kings of Troy Names in Italics are Kings of Dardania
Oceanus
 
Tethys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scamander
 
Idaea
 
Zeus
 
Electra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teucer
 
Arisbe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simoeis
 
 
 
 
Bataea
 
 
 
Dardanus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astyoche
 
 
Ericthonius
 
 
 
Ilus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tros
 
Callihroe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ganymede
 
Ilus
 
Eurydice
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assaracus
 
Hieromneme
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leucippe
 
Laomedon
 
 
 
 
Themiste
 
 
 
 
 
Capys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Priam
 
Hecuba
 
Hesione
 
Telamon
 
Anchises
 
Aphrodite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tithonus
 
 
 
Hector
 
Andromache
 
 
 
 
 
Aeneas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astyanax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eos
 
 
Creusa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lavinia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memnon of Aethiopia
 
 
 
Paris
 
Helen
 
Ascanius
 
Kings of Alba Longa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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