Zeus wakes up and blames Hera. Hera denies having anything to do with it. Zeus threatens her and has her go get Iris and Apollo.
Zeus reveals his plan. Hector will push the Achaeans back to their ships and Patroclus will join the fight and be killed by Hector. Achilles will be enraged and kill Hector. The Trojans will lose from then on.
Iris convinces Poseidon to leave the Achaeans. Apollo heals Hector and leads the Trojans against the Greeks. He carries the thunder-shield that frightens them. Apollo fills in the trench and makes even the bravest heroes flee to the ships.
Hector urges his troops on. Ajax stands on a ship with a giant spear. Ajax rallies the Achaeans to fight to till death. Lots of deaths happen on both sides.
Ajax summons his archer friend Teucer. He shoots a bunch of people and is about to kill Hector when Zeus breaks his bow. More people die.
The Greeks fall back to their tents and hold their ground there. Hector made it to the first ship and plans to burn it down.