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Greek Gods and Goddess: Creon

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Introduction to Creon

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Creon and the myths and legends surrounding Creon, Creon relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Creon

He was the king of Corinth, his wife is not mentioned by name, but he said to the father of a son, named Hippotes and a daughter called Creusa or Glauce. It was reported that during Alcmaeon' period of madness, her had an affair with Manto, the daughter of seer Tiresias. She was taken captive during the second attack on Thebes by the sons of those killed in the first attack ten years previously, and had been brought to Delphi as part of the spoils of war. By Manto Alcmaeon fathered two children, a boy named Amphilichus and a girl called Tisiphone. Apollo apparently sent Manto on a mission to find an oracle devoted to him in Colophon (Kolophon) so Alcmaeon took the two children to Creon, who agreed to be their guardian and bring them up. But Tisiphone was a great beauty and when she grew up, Creon' wife, feared her husband might fall for her, so she sold her into slavery. But it said by chance Alcmaeon brought his own daughter and used her as a handmaiden in his household, only later did he find out who she was when he went to Corinth to collect his children. And on discovering this he leaves the region and founds the Amphilocian Argos. At some point Jason of the Argonauts visits and stays with King Creon and fall in love with his daughter Creusa, but Medea who was hoping to attain his affections found out and sent a dress that was cursed, when she put it on it burst into flames, both her and her father Creon died in the fire.

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