Ajax

Ajax is known for his size and strength, while fighting in the Trojan war. the mother of Ajax is Periboea. When Achilles was killed, his armor was to be given to the next greatest Greek hero. Ajax thought that this great gift should be his. When Ajax realized that his comrade Odysseus was to get the armor instead of him he went mad and tried to kill his comrades. Athena intervened by making Ajax think that a herd of cattle were his former allies. When Ajax realized he had slaughtered the herd of cattle instead of his former allies, he committed suicide using the sword hector had given him because he knew this would be the only honorable end for himself. Even in his afterlife he continued to be angry at Odysseus and refused to ever speak to him.

Ajax
Ajax
Ajax carrying back the body of the greatest warrior
Ajax carrying back the body of the greatest warrior
a old jar showing Ajax and Achilles playing a dice game.
a old jar showing Ajax and Achilles playing a dice game.


WORKS CITED
http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/A-Am/Ajax.html
http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/troyilium/p/Ajax.htm