Founder of Troy
Heros eponymos and founder of Ilios/Ilium ( Troy); son of Tros, father of Laomedon (Hom. Il. 20,231ff.; Dardanidae). His tomb is mentioned in the Iliad (11,166 et passim) as a fixed topographical point in the plain of Troy. The fullest account of the foundation legend is offered by Apollod. 3,140ff.; a coin of the emperor Caracalla from Ilium shows I. sacrificing before the Palladion, which he received from Zeus at the founding of the city, according to Apollodorus.