Menoeceus

Menoeceus

[muh-nee-see-uhs, -syoos]
In Greek mythology, Menoeceus (Ancient Greek: Μενοικεύς/Menoikeús) was the father of Creon, and both grandfather and father-in-law of Oedipus. According to Hyginus, during the reign of Oedipus when the Seven Against Thebes laid siege to the city, he committed suicide by throwing himself from walls after Tiresias foretold that if anyone of the Sparti should perish, Thebes would be freed from disaster. The Thebans were ultimately victorious. Menoeceus was also the son of Creon and was named after his grandfather.

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