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Creon(krē`ŏn), a name given to several minor legendary Greek kings. In the legend of Oedipus, Creon is the brother of Jocasta and after the death of Oedipus' sons becomes king of Thebes. In Euripides' Medea, Creon is the king of Corinth and is murdered by the vengeful Medea. Apollodorus portrays him as an early king of Thebes who purifies Amphitryon after the murder of his uncle.
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victim of his own harsh tyranny. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
rules Thebes with cruel decrees. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
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