Munippus was the baby son of Thyometes and Cilia, the sister of Priam. He and his mother were put to death after a pronouncement by the seer Aesacus that any royal Trojan woman bearing a child on that day must be killed together with her offspring. His name means 'lonely horse', from monos, 'alone' and hippos, 'horse'. This is probably not intended in a wistful sense, but more as a name of good fortune - 'lone stallion' perhaps is a better version of it.