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n. Greek Mythology
The brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became the king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the successor to Oedipus as king of Thebes; the brother of Jocasta. See also Antigone
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(ˈkri ɒn)

a legendary king of Thebes, the brother of Jocasta and successor to Oedipus.
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Noun1.Creon - (Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
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One instance, however, is in the Antigone, where Haemon threatens to kill Creon. The next and better way is that the deed should be perpetrated.
"Then I saw Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon, who also bore to Jove indomitable Hercules; and Megara who was daughter to great King Creon, and married the redoubtable son of Amphitryon.
Then he came to Creon and long-robed Eniocha, who received him kindly and gave him all fitting things, as is due to suppliants, and honoured him in their hearts even more.
At heart, the play is a battle of wills: Creon wants left exposed the corpse of the dead Polynices -- brother of Antigone (Tara Fitzgerald) and, like her, child of Oedipus -- which she wants buried.
His example is Haemon who seems ready to slay his father, Creon, and does not.
"I was drawn to Antigone's fire and fury from the very beginning, and as I studied it I was intrigued by the even handed nature of the argument between Antigone and Creon," Robinson said.
This is a criticism that Butler draws against Lacan, namely that he de-historicizes the figures of Antigone and Creon (2000); but the kinds of tools one uses depend on the kinds of things one wants to do.
340345 Medea, explaining to Creon the difficulties of an immediate exile, says that the father of her children, Jason, does not bother to provide for them: so, this must have been allegedly part of their relationship and their pact.
protagonists, but in the beginning, neither Creon in Antigone nor
As the play progresses Creon says to Antigone, "Now just listen.
The brothers kill each other in a struggle for power and their uncle Creon declares that Polynices' body will be left unburied.