Son of Poseidon and the Pleiad Celaeno, married to Dircé. He assumed the
government of Thebes after his brother Nycteus, for Labdacus, who was a minor; and, after the
death of Labdacus, for his son Laïus. He was either killed by Amphion
(q.v.) and Zethus, or (according to another account) handed the
government of Thebes over to them at the behest of Hermes.
Son of Poseidon, tyrant of Thebes, killed by Heracles for murdering his father-in-law Creon
during his absence and for plotting against his wife Megara and his children.