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Neoptolemus

killed name

In Greek legend, the son of Achilles and Deidameia, his original name being Pyrrhus. He went with Odysseus to persuade Philoctetes to come to Troy. At the end of the war he killed Priam and enslaved Andromache; for this, Apollo prevented him from reaching his home, and he was killed in a dispute at Delphi. The name means the ‘young warrior’.

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