2. A son of Menoecus, and king of Thebes.
After the death of Laius, Creon gave the kingdom to Oedipus, who had delivered the country from the Sphinx; but after Oedipus had laid down the government, Creon resumed it. His tyrannical conduct towards the Argives, and especially towards Antigone, is well known from the Oedipus and Antigone of Sophocles. Creon had a son, Haemon, and two daughters, Henioche and Pyrrha. (Apollod. 3.5.8
; Paus. 9.10.3
A third mythical Creon is mentioned by Apollodorus. (2.7.8.)