Trojans were backed up to the city gates. Helenos Priamides, the
gifted augur, instructed Aineias and Hektor to hold fast before the gates. He
Hektor to make an offering for Athena of a luxurious
robe and twelve heifers. The women with Hektor's mother were to pray that the goddess keep Diomedes out of
Hektor agreed and
turned his warriors successfully against the Greeks who where deterred
from their killing spree.