The son of Priam and Laothoe. He was captured by Achilles and sent to Lemnos where he was bought by the son of Jason. A guest-friend, Eetion of Imbros, freed him with a great sum, and sent him to Arisbe, whence he had escaped and returned to his father's house. He encountered Achilles several days later and pleaded with him to spare his life. Achilles, still furious with the Trojans over the death of Patroclus, ignored Lycaon's pleas and killed him, and flung the body into the river Scamander.
- Homer. Iliad iii, 333; xxi. 35 ff.; xxii, 46 ff.