The Aeneid Characters

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Adromache

Widow of Hector, given as a prize of war to Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles. She later marries Helenus. In a twist of fate, they come to reign over part of Pyrrhus's kingdom after Pyrrhus is killed by Orestes, son of Agamemnon. She never forgets either her adored Hector, or their little boy Astyanax, whom the victorious Greek threw from the walls of Troy for fear he would grow up and avenge his father.

Aeolus

The god of the winds. He is indebted to Juno for his role among the gods, and at Juno's request causes the storm that drives Aeneas's fleet onto the coast of North Africa in Book I.

Anchises

A prince of Troy, Aeneas's father and Priam's second cousin. Aeneas is the son of a union between Anchises and the goddess Venus. One tradition holds that Jupiter crippled Anchises with a thunderbolt when he boasted...

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