Agenor (heroic) In Greek mythology, a hero, son of Antenor by Theano, a priestess of Athena; brother of Acamas, Achelous, Coon, Crino, Demolem, Glaucus, Helicaon, Iphidamas, Laocoön, Laodamas, Lycam, Polybus, and Polydamas; half brother of Pedaeus; father of Echeclus. Agenor was one of the bravest heroes of Troy. In Homer’s Iliad (book 11) he leads the Trojans in storming the Greek entrenchments and rescues Hector when he is thrown down by Ajax. When he enters into battle with Achilles, he is saved by Apollo. In post-Homeric myth Agenor is killed by Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles. Agenor is also the name of a son of the sea god Poseidon and Libya; king of Phoenicia; twin brother of Belus; married to Telephassa (or Argiore); and father of Cadmus, Cilix, Demodoce, Electra, Europa, Phineus, Phoenix, and Thasus.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante
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