Hector was the son of Priam and Hecabe, and the mainstay of the defence of Troy. He is married to Andromache and they have a little son Astyanax. He is the complete warrior, contemptuous of Paris, and too worried about his duty and his destiny to be much comfort to his wife (in Book 6). He fights a duel with Ajax (which he almost loses) but kills Patroclus, after which he is a marked man. After his death, Achilles drags his body behind his chariot back to his hut, and drags it each day aound Patroclus' tomb. The final scene of the Iliad has Priam coming to Achilles to beg for the return of his son's body for burial.