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Ajax's skeleton in his tomb

Ajax was a legendary hero, the son of Telamon, and a participant in the Trojan War in Greek mythology. He died by his own hand at the end of the war.

After his death, Ajax was buried in a tomb located on the Isle of Salamis. He also had a sanctuary dedicated to him on the island which, by the 5th century BCE, had been rendered a ruin, and bandits had set up camp there.[1]

Influence and legacy

During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited Ajax's sanctuary in search of a treasure buried there by the Athenian general Themistokles.[2]

Around the same time, she also visited Ajax's tomb and recovered Ajax's golden feather which had ended up in the possession of some bandits camped at the tomb entrance.[3]

Trivia

  • In the myths, Ajax’s body is never brought back to Salamis from Troy and 2nd century geographer Pausanias would later attribute a giant skeleton found near Sigeion to that of Ajax.

Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyPrince of Persia
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyBirds of a Feather

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