25th November 2019


Who were king Polybus and Queen Merope?

Polybus (Greek: Πόλυβος) is a figure in Greek mythology. He was the king of Corinth and husband of either Merope or Periboea. He raised Oedipus as his adopted son, who had been abandoned by his parents Laius and Jocasta of Thebes in Greece.

Subsequently, one may also ask, who became king after Oedipus Rex?

After the deaths of Polyneices and Eteocles, Jocasta's brother Creon, who before had governed Thebes after the death of Laius and after the exile of Oedipus, became regent for Eteocles' son Laodamas. It was during one of Creon's reigns that Heracles was born in Thebes.

Who is Oedipus linked to Antigone?

Antigone - Child of Oedipus and Jocasta, and therefore both Oedipus's daughter and his sister. Antigone appears briefly at the end of Oedipus the King, when she says goodbye to her father as Creon prepares to banish Oedipus.

Who was Oedipus's wife?

She was the wife of first Laius, then of their son Oedipus, and both mother and grandmother of Antigone, Eteocles, Polynices and Ismene. She was also sister of Creon and mother-in-law of Haimon.
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