Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Creon (Attic Greek: ÎšÏÎÏ‰Î½ - KreÅn, meaning ruler") is a figure in Greek mythology best known as the ruler of Thebes in the legend of Oedipus. He had three children: Megareus, Menoeceus, and Haemon with his wife, Eurydice. Creon and his sister, Jocasta, were descendants of Cadmus and of the Spartoi. In "Oedipus the King", Creon is a relative of Oedipus. Laius, a previous king of Thebes, had given the rule to Creon while he went to consult the oracle at Delphi. During Laius''s absence, the Sphinx came to Thebes. When word came of Laius''s death, Creon offered the throne of Thebes as well as the hand of his sister (and Laius'' widow) Jocasta, to anyone who could free the city from the Sphinx. Oedipus answered the Sphinx''s riddle and married Jocasta, unaware that she was his mother. Over the course of the play, as Oedipus comes closer to discovering the truth about Jocasta, Creon plays a constant role close to him. When Oedipus summons Teiresias to tell him what is plaguing the city and Teiresias tells him that he is the problem, Oedipus accuses Creon of conspiring against him."