This region was inhabited by Locrians, who participated in the Trojan War. Ajax the Lesser and Patroclus were the most famous Locrian heroes.
Patroclus grew up together with Achilles.In the War Patroclus fought bravely and killed many Trojans and Trojan allies, including a son of Zeus, Sarpedon. While fighting, Patroclus' wits were removed by Apollo, after which Patroclus was hit with the spear and then killed by Hector. Achilles retrieved his body and did not allow the burial of Patroclus' body until the ghost of Patroclus appeared and demanded his burial in order to pass into Hades. Patroclus was then cremated on a funeral pyre, which was covered in the hair of his sorrowful companions. As the cutting of hair was a sign of grief while also acting as a sign of the separation of the living and the dead. The ashes of Achilles were said to have been buried in a golden urn along with those of Patroclus.
In 1104 B.C. Heraclids came here and built their fleet to get to Peloponnese.
Heracleidae/or Heraclids were the numerous descendants of Hercules Hyllus, the eldest of his four sons by Deianira, Macaria, Lamos, Manto, Bianor, Tlepolemus, and Telephus. These Heraclids were a group of Dorian kings who conquered the Peloponnesian kingdoms of Mycenae, Sparta and Argos. They claimed a right to rule through their ancestor.