The Iliad Book Seven: Ajax Duels with Hector
Shortly after Hector and Paris emerge from the gates of Troy they are in the kill zone. Apollo and Athena however, agree to a plan to halt the fighting while Hector challenges Achaea’s bravest man. The conduit for this plan is Priam and while Hector makes the challenge to the assembled throng, the two Gods for all the world like carrion birds, like vultures settle in an oak tree to observe. Like vultures.