ASTYANAX

ΑΣΤΥΑΝΑΞ

1. The son of Hector and Andromache; his more common name was Scamandrius. After the taking of Troy the Greeks hurled him down from the walls of the city to prevent the fulfilment of a decree of fate, according to which he was to restore the kingdom of Troy. (Hom. Il. vi. 400, &c.; Ov. Met. xiii. 415; Hygin. Fab. 109.)

2. A different mythical person of the name occurs in Apollodorus. (ii. 7. § 8.)