noun Classical Mythology.

a king of Thebes, the brother of Jocasta and the uncle of Eteocles, Polynices, and Antigone. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of creon

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

  • 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



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