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Origin of the name HEKTOR.
Etymology of the name HEKTOR.
Meaning of the baby name HEKTOR.


HEKTOR (Ἕκτωρ).  Greek form of Latin Hector (q.v.), meaning "defender," from ektor (holding fast).  In mythology, the name of a great Trojan hero; also an attribute belonging to Zeus. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

... One after another fell the bravest and best of the Trojan warriors, until at last Helenos spake to Hektor and said, "Brother, the Achaians are pressing us hard, and the gods favour not the Trojans; what then shall we do, if they come not to our aid in the hour of need?  Hasten, then, into the city, and gather the women together, and bid them go to the temple of Athene and there beseech her with gifts and prayers that she may help the Trojans against the fierce Diomedes and the other chieftains who fight in the hosts of Agamemnon."  Then Hektor answered and said, "I will do thy bidding, my brother; but, men of Troy, let not your hearts be cast down while I go to the sacred Ilion, and bid our matrons pray to the virgin daughter of Zeus to aid us in our need.  It may be that she will hear our prayer; but if she hearken not, be not dismayed, for one good omen not even the gods can take away from men, when they fight for their home and the land in which they were born." (Tales of the Gods and Heroes, Cox, 1863)


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