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In later tradition, Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and Europa and the brother of Minos.
His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.
The Lycian Sarpedon was believed to have taken part in the Trojan war.
Patroclus drives back the Trojans - kills Sarpedon - is himself killed by Hector.