Grandson of Pentheus of Thebes, father of Hipponomé, Creon , and Iocasta.
The grandson of the above, son of Creon. At the siege of Thebes by the Seven, Tiresias
prophesied that the Thebans would conquer if the wrath of Ares at the slaying of the dragon
by Cadmus were appeased by the voluntary death of a descendant of the warriors that had
sprung from the dragon's teeth. Menoeceus, one of the last of this race, slew himself, in
spite of his father's prohibition, on the castle wall, and fell into the chasm which had once
been the haunt of the dragon that guarded the spring Dircé.