(Αἴας; Aías, Latin Aiax). Name of two Athenian heroes at Troy.
 Greek hero for Troy, son of Telamon
A. Τελαμώνιος (Telamonius), son of Telamon from Salamis and Periboea (Eriboea). In the Iliad he is the best fighter of the Achaeans after Achilles (Il. 2,768-9): he is a defensive fighter, carries a gigantic shield, ‘like a tower’. He does not have an aristeia of his own, but comes out on top in the battle with Hector (Il. 7,206-82).
His best-known myth is set after the ev…