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Creon

[kree-on]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Thebes, the brother of Jocasta and the uncle of Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone.
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Examples from the Web for creon

Historical Examples

  • Menon talked gaily about their journey, the games to-morrow, Creon's training.

    Buried Cities, Part 2

    Jennie Hall

  • And in that circle of faces Menon stood with his arms about Creon, laughing and crying.

  • Here were written names, and among them, "Creon, son of the Olympic winner Menon."

  • There they put Creon down, and his father and Charmides led him away to camp.

  • And then more softly still he said, "Do not forget Creon, blessed god."


British Dictionary definitions for creon

Creon

noun
  1. Greek myth the successor to Oedipus as king of Thebes; the brother of JocastaSee also Antigone
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