In Greek mythology
is an obscure character, associated with
the Trojan War
. He was a comrade of
King Priam of Troy.
Hyrtacus married Arisbe
, daughter of King
after Priam had divorced her to marry Hecabe
son by Arisbe was named Asius who fought at Troy, as did Hyrtacus's
grandsons, Adamas and Phaenops. Virgil
credits Hyrtacus with another son, named Nisus
, born of the nymph Ida (Virg. Aen. ix. 177).
Hyrtacus's own parentage is not given. The name 'Hyrtacus' is
perhaps of Cretan origin, given that there was an ancient city
named Hyrtacus (or Hyrtacina) in south-western Crete.