Ajax Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ajax:
Derived from the Greek Aias (alas). The name is borne in Greek mythology by two Greeks renowned for their valor and prowess. Ajax Telamon was a strong and brave warrior who led the Greeks in the Trojan War after Achilles withdrew. After Achilles returned, was killed, and his armor given to Odysseus, Ajax slew himself in a fit of jealousy. Ajax the Lesser, one of the swiftest runners in the Greek Army, was shipwrecked because he saved Cassandra from the altar of Athena.
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Ajax, mythical Greek hero who is featured in the "Iliad" by Homer. Aka "Ajax the greater," he is known as a great warrior. There is also an "Ajax the lesser."