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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.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the successor to Oedipus as king of Thebes; the brother of Jocasta. See also Antigone


(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.
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.
Aware that a terrible curse has befallen Thebes he sends his brother-in-law Creon to seek the advice of Apollo.
Por esta razon, en la traduccion de Holderlin, Antigona responde a Creon que ha quebrantado la ley, pues "Mein Zeus berichtete mir nichts; / noch hier im Haus das Recht der Todesgotter, / die unter Menschen das Gesez begrenzet" (StA, 5, 223, L.
As the play progresses Creon says to Antigone, "Now just listen.
Antigone becomes Tig, a headstrong young woman determined to stand up against authority for what she believes is right; her uncle Creon becomes Creo, who owns a club and runs a criminal enterprise; and Antigone's sister Ismene becomes Esme, who works in Creo's club.
The suicide scene is the culmination of the interaction between Haemon and Creon in Antigone; this interaction, however, begins prior to the Haemon's appearance on the tragic stage.
The storyline of the play focuses on the social, legal and spiritual dynamics of a war-torn dynasty in Thebes, with the daughter of Oedipus, Antigone, clashing with her uncle, King Creon, who punishes her actions before ultimately forgiving her.
As a solitary woman defying the cruel and tyrannical king Creon by burying the corpse of her brother Polineices, she presents herself as a disobedient character in a battle in which right at least momentarily triumphs over might.
AbbVie, a research-based biopharmaceutical company, has launched new, higher-dose of Creon (pancrelipase) delayed-release capsules in the United States, it was reported on Friday.
He said: "I have to take my hat off to Surrey and to what Creon has done this season.