When they discovered what they had done, Jocasta hung herself and Oedipus blinded himself.
His sons, Eteocles (pronounced i-TEE-uh-kleez) and Polynices (pronounced pol-uh-NYE-seez), drove Oedipus from Thebes and took over the kingdom.
She was caught by Creon's soldiers and condemned to death for her disobedience.
To avoid direct responsibility for her death, Creon ordered that Antigone be sealed alive in a cave with food and water.
A faithful daughter and sister, Antigone was caught between quarreling family members and was punished for her loyalty.
The story of Antigone is immortalized in the play Antigone by Greek playwright Sophocles (pronounced SOF-uh-kleez). In an earlier play by Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus had unknowingly murdered his father and married his mother, Jocasta.
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A font of Unicode encoding type that supports the "Greek Extended" range is all that you need in order to be able to see the texts.The Greek playwright Euripides (pronounced yoo-RIP-i-deez) tells a version of the story with a happier ending.In his play, Creon instructed Haemon to carry out Antigone's sentence.You can also send me email and I will inform you of any new uploads. Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, King and Queen of Thebes In Greek mythology , Antigone (pronounced an-TIG-uh-nee) was the daughter of Oedipus (pronounced ED-uh-puhs), king of Thebes (pronounced THEEBZ), and his wife Jocasta (pronounced joh-KAS-tuh).Haemon pretended to seal Antigone away as ordered but actually took her to the countryside.