TWG-04 Diomedes, The Greeks


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Diomedes was a Greek hero, and is well known for his participation in the Trojan War.
He was born to Tydeus and Deipyle and later became king of Argos, succeeding his maternal grandfather Adrastus. In the Iliad he is regarded alongside, Ajax the Great and Agamemnon, after Achilles, as one of the best warriors of all the Achaeans.
He and Odysseus were the only Achaean heroes who participated in covert military operations that demanded discipline, bravery, courage, cunning and resourcefulness. Diomedes received the most direct divine help and protection. He was the favorite warrior of Athena, and was the only hero that attacked and even wounded an Olympian god.
The god Hephaestus made Diomedes’ cuirass for him, and was the only Achaean warrior apart from Achilles who carried such an arsenal of gear made by Hera’s son. His shield bore the mark of a boar, and he carried a large spear as well as his father’s sword which bore designs of a lion and a boar.