Menoeceus

[muh-nee-see-uh s, -syoos]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a descendant of the Sparti and the father of Jocasta and Creon, who sacrificed himself to end a plague in Thebes.
  2. 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.
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  • Pretending to obey Menoeceus threw himself from the city walls.