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Λάβδακος). A son of Polydorus by Nycteïs, the daughter of Nycteus, king of Thebes. His father and mother died during his childhood, and he was left to the care of Nycteus, who, at his death, left his kingdom in the hands of Lycus , with orders to restore it to Labdacus as soon as of age. On succeeding to the throne, Labdacus, like Pentheus (q.v.), opposed the cult of Bacchus, and underwent a similar fate. He was father to Laïus, and his descendants were called Labdacidae. See Laïus.

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