Mythology & Beliefs: Creon
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Creon was the father of Jocasta; forbade burial of Polynices; ordered burial alive
Creon in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
1. A mythical king of Corinth, a son of Lycaethus. (Hyg. Fab.
25, calls him a son of Menoecus, and thus confounds him with
Creon of Thebes.) His daughter, Glauce, married Jason, and
Medeia, who found herself forsaken, took vengeance by sending
Glauce a garment which destroyed her by fire when she put it
on. (Apollod. 1.9.28; Schol. ad Eurip. Med. 20.) According to
Hyginus (l.c.) Medeia's present consisted of a crown, and
Creon perished with his daughter, who is there called Creusa.
(Comp. Diod. 4.54.)2. A son of Menoecus, and king of Thebes.
After the death of Laius, Creon gave the kingdom to Oedipus,
who had delivered the country from the Sphinx; but after
Oedipus had laid down the government, Creon resumed it. His
tyrannical conduct towards the Argives, and especially towards
Antigone, is well known from the Oedipus and Antigone of
Sophocles. Creon had a son, Haemon, and two daughters,
Henioche and Pyrrha. (Apollod. 3.5.8, 7.1; Paus. 9.10.3.) A
third mythical Creon is mentioned by Apollodorus. (2.7.8.) - A
Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William
Creon in Wikipedia
Creon (Attic Greek: Κρέων - Kreōn, meaning "ruler") is a
figure in Greek mythology best known as the ruler of Thebes in
the legend of Oedipus. He had three children: Megareus,
Menoeceus, and Haemon with his wife, Eurydice. Creon and his
sister, Jocasta, were descendants of Cadmus and of the
Spartoi. Creon figures prominently in the plays Oedipus the
King and Antigone written by Sophocles...
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