Astyanax is the baby son of Hector and Andromache, who appears in Book 6, where he's terrified of his father's helmet. His mother foresees the misery of his life, doomed to grow up without a father. According to later myth, he dies in the sack of Troy; either by being hurled from the walls, or, in several vase-paintings, used as a bludgeon by Neoptolemus to kill his grandfether Priam as he cowers at the altar.