Antilochus | Greek Hero

Antilochus Greek Mythology

Antilochus (Greek Ἀντίλοχος Antilokhos) is a character from the Trojan War (Greek Mythology).

The Legend

He was the son of Nestor, having accompanied his father in the war against the Trojans. He was charged with giving news of the death of Patroclus to Achilles, as he was a friend of both. He died at the hands of Memnon, while covering Nestor's retreat during a battle.

His ashes were placed next to those of Achilles and Patroclus.


He was the father of Paeon, whose sons were driven from the Peloponnese by the Dorians, and, taking refuge in Athens, gave rise to the tribe of the Paeonians.