In a duel with Aias the spear of Hector pierced the bronze and six layers of hide on his shield, but stuck in the seventh.
Aias, the son of Telamon, is clearly a 'doublet' of the Locrian Aias; and so forth.
Two passages mention Λοκροί in connection with the other Aias; three mention Ἰθάκη or Κεφαλλῆνες in connection with Odysseus.
The combat is now in the hands of Aias and Patroclus, who is slain.
Hector's relations with Aias are far from neighbourly and friendly.
We are told that Aias and some other heroes are never spoken of as wearing corslets.
Aias then becomes mad and destroys the herd of the Achaeans and kills himself.
The sequel of this hour of his downfall is the subject of the Aias of Sophocles.
The day wore on and the battle went on and Hector strove against Aias and his brother.
Idomeneus and Aias led the Greeks who fought to hold them back.