Sarpedon is a figure from Greek mythology, known as the son of Zeus and Europa, and the brother of King Minos and Rhadamanthus, both known for their role as judges of the dead in the underworld. He was a prince of Lycia, a region in Anatolia and a great warrior who fought in the Trojan War on the side of the Trojans.

Sarpedon is best known for his role in Homer’s Iliad, in which he is depicted as a brave and powerful warrior, who fought alongside Hector and the Trojans against the Greeks. He was also said to have been a dear friend of the hero Patroclus, and was killed by Patroclus’ close friend, Achilles.

Sarpedon’s death was said to have been a significant event in the Trojan War, and his death was mourned by both the Trojans and the gods, who sent Sleep and Death to take him to the underworld.