Creon in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Κρέων). 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 Smith, Ed.

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