Their worship was said to have been instituted by Eteocles, whose three daughters fell into a well while dancing in their honour.
Polynikes was in the wrong, and was forced to leave Thebes, while Eteocles remained.
She sends for Eteocles in the hope of reconciling her two sons.
And Eteocles and Polyneices,4 were they not children of the same mother and the same father?
And this it was that set Polyneices and Eteocles at war with each other—the opinion, namely, that royalty is a good.
Were not Eteocles and Polynices born of the same mother and of the same father?
Eteocles then usurped the rule while Polyneices called an Argive host to attack Thebes.
Accordingly Polynices and Eteocles met face to face, and fought so fiercely that both of them were killed.
But Eteocles, stumbling with his foot against a stone, which rolled under his tread, places his limb without the shield.
Here Tydeus, having gone to Thebes, finds a solemn banquet proceeding in the palace of Eteocles.