Nestor is a son of Neleus and Chloris.  He was the king of Pylus.  He was one of the hunters in the Calydonian Boar Hunt.  In the Trojan War, Nestor was the wisest of the Greek kings.  He lived for three generations, and so by far the oldest among them.  Throughout the war, he gave his wise advice to the other Greeks.  He also fought very bravely  in battle.  In book 8 of the Iliad, he and Diomedes nearly killed Hector.  After the war, he was one of the few Greeks, who returned home without difficulty. 

In the Odyssey, he is visited by Telemachus, who is searching for news of his father Odysseus.


  1. HomerIliad.

  2. HomerOdyssey.