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/məˈni si əs, -syus/
a descendant of the Sparti and the father of Jocasta and Creon, who sacrificed himself to end a plague in Thebes.
the son of Creon of Thebes, who took his own life because of the prophecy that the Seven against Thebes would fail only if a descendant of the Sparti sacrificed himself.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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