Like Paris and other Trojans, he had an Oriental name, Darius.
Again, it is said that Achilles, enamoured of Polyxena, the daughter of Priam, offered to join the Trojans on condition that he received her hand in marriage.
By Zeus she was the mother of Dardanus, Iasion (or Eetion), and Harmonia; but in the Italian tradition, which represented Italy as the original home of the Trojans, Dardanus was her son by a king of Italy named Corythus.
He fought on the side of the Trojans, and after greatly distinguishing himself by his bravery, was slain by Patroclus.
In Homer he is represented as an ideal warrior, the champion of the Trojans and the mainstay of the city.