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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.

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