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Creon

[kree-on] /ˈkri ɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a king of Thebes, the brother of Jocasta and the uncle of Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone.
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  • Menon talked gaily about their journey, the games to-morrow, Creon's training.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • And then more softly still he said, "Do not forget Creon, blessed god."

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • They were packed with people who were there to see Creon win.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Here were written names, and among them, "Creon, son of the Olympic winner Menon."

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Charmides snatched his father's hand and held it tight, for Creon was one of them.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Another signal and they were off, with Creon leading by a pace or two.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • And in that circle of faces Menon stood with his arms about Creon, laughing and crying.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • But when Creon threw, Charmides cried out in sorrow, and Menon groaned.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Creon caught him around the waist and hurled him to the ground.

    Buried Cities, Part 2 Jennie Hall
  • Suddenly Creon leaped low and caught him by the leg and threw him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Creon

Creon

/ˈkriːɒn/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the successor to Oedipus as king of Thebes; the brother of Jocasta See also Antigone
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