The main shepherd of the Trojan king Priam.
The king instructed Agelaus to kill the newborn Paris, who, according to the predictions of the soothsayers, was to be responsible for the death of Troy. Agelay's kindness did not allow him to use a rope or a sword - he simply left the child on Mount Ida, where he was nursed by a bear. Returning to the mountain five days later (according to another version - a year later) and seeing a living baby, Agelay was so amazed that he decided to pick up the abandoned child and brought him home to raise him with his newly born son. To confirm that he had fulfilled Priam's command, Agelaus brought the king a cut off dog's tongue. Some say that Hecuba, the mother of Paris, bribed Agelaus not to kill her son. When the matured Paris aroused the wrath of Priam's sons by defeating them in sports, and they drew their swords and attacked him, Agelaus revealed to Priam that Paris was his son.