In Greek mythology, Asius refers to two people who fought during the Trojan War: The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... The fall of Troy, by Johann Georg Trautmann (1713â1769). ...
Asius (Asios) son of Hyrtacus was the leader of the Trojan allies that hailed from, on, or near the Dardanelles (Iliad, 2.835-840). He was a son of Hyrtacus and Arisbe, the latter being first wife of King Priam and daughter of Merops. Asius led the contingent from a cluster of towns on both sides of the Hellespont, including Arisbe, Percote, Abydus and Sestus. This last town was the only one to lie on the European (northern) side of the Dardanelles; the rest were situated on the Asian (southern) side. Asius himself resided in the town of Arisbe, by the river Selleis. Asius had two sons named Adamas and Phaenops, according to Homer, and a half-brother named Nisus, according to Virgil. All four men (Asius, Nisus, Adamas, Phaenops) fought at Troy as allies of King Priam. During the assault on the Achaean wall, Asius was the only soldier to not listen to Hector and Polydamas, and did not dismount his chariot. Asius was killed by the Cretan king Idomeneus during the assault.
Asius was a Phrygian leader and son of King Dymas, and brother of Queen Hecuba of Troy. Asius, son of Dymas, belonged to a tribe of Phrygians who resided by the River Sangarius. In the Iliad, Apollo is said to have taken Asius's shape to encourage Hector to fight Patroclus. This Asius does not die in the narrative of the Iliad, but Dictys Cretensis says he was slain by Ajax.
Categories: Greek mythology stubs | Turkey stubs | Trojans | Greek mythology | People of the Trojan War | Characters in the Iliad | History of Turkey In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus is an obscure character, said to be the father of Asius and Nisus. ... Troy or Ilion, see Troy (disambiguation) and Ilion (disambiguation). ... Map of the Dardanelles The Dardanelles (Turkish: Ãanakkale BoÄazÄ±, Greek: ÎÎ±ÏÎ´Î±Î½ÎÎ»Î»Î¹Î±, Dardanellia), formerly known as the Hellespont (Greek: EÎ»Î»Î®ÏÏÎ¿Î½ÏÎ¿Ï, Hellespontos), is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. ... It has been suggested that Deception of Zeus be merged into this article or section. ... In Greek mythology, Hyrtacus is an obscure character, said to be the father of Asius and Nisus. ... Arisbe can be: Another name for Batea, a person in Greek Mythology An early (pre-Hecuba) wife of King Priam of Troy, also from Greek Mythology A place name in Homers Iliad. ... King Priam killed by Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, detail of an Attic red-figure amphora In Greek mythology, Priam (Greek Î ÏÎ¯Î±Î¼Î¿Ï, Priamos) was the king of Troy during the Trojan War, and youngest son of Laomedon. ... In Greek mythology, several distinct people shared the name Merops King of Ethiopia, husband of Clymene, father of Pandareus and stepfather of Phaethon son of Helios. ... The Helespont/Dardanelles, a long narrow strait dividing the Balkans (Europe) along the Gallipoli peninsula from Asia Anatolia (Asia Minor). ... Arisbe can be: Another name for Batea, a person in Greek Mythology An early (pre-Hecuba) wife of King Priam of Troy, also from Greek Mythology A place name in Homers Iliad. ... Percote was a town or city on the southern (Asian) side of the Hellespont, to the northeast of Troy. ... Abydos may mean: Abydos, Egypt, one of the most ancient cities of Upper Egypt Abydos, Hellespont (also Ãbydos), an ancient city of Mysia, in Asia Minor Abydos (music), a 2004 solo musical project of Andy Kuntz, member of Vanden Plas Abydos (Stargate), name of a fictional planet in the Stargate... Sestos was an ancient town of the Thracian Chersonese, the modern Gallipoli peninsula. ... Homer (Greek: , ) was an early Greek poet and aoidos (rhapsode) traditionally credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. ... In mythology, Nisus refers to two differerent people: In Greek mythology, Nisus was King of Megara, and he was invincible as long as a lock of red hair still existed, hidden in his white hair. ... Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC â September 21, 19 BC), later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or Vergil, was a classical Roman poet, the author of the Eclogues, the Georgics and the substantially completed Aeneid, the last being an epic poem of twelve books that became... Troy or Ilion, see Troy (disambiguation) and Ilion (disambiguation). ... This article is about the ancient people of the Achaeans. ... Hector brought back to Troy. ... In Greek mythology, Poludamas or Polydamas was a lieutenant and friend of Hector during the Trojan War. ... In Greek mythology, Idomeneus was a Cretan warrior, grandson of Minos. ... Phrygian can refer to: A person from Phrygia The Phrygian language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... In Greek mythology, Dymas is the name of at least four characters. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sakarya (Greek Î£Î±Î³Î³Î¬ÏÎ¹Î¿Ï, Latinized as Sangarius) is a river in Asia Minor. ... It has been suggested that Deception of Zeus be merged into this article or section. ... A cup depicting Achilles bandaging Patroklos arm, by the Sosias Painter. ... Dictys Cretensis, of Cnossus in Crete, was the supposed companion of Idomeneus during the Trojan War, and author of a diary of its events. ... Aias (Greek: ), or Ajax, king of Salamis, a legendary hero of ancient Greece. ...
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