Greek - Daughter of Oedipus by Jocasta. Sister of Eteocles, Ismene and Polyneices. When her blinded father Oedipus was an outcast wandering the earth, it was Antigone who guided him. After the battle at Thebes where her brothers Eteocles and Polyneices were killed, Creon, who had taken over Thebes, ordered that the body of Polyneices should not be buried. Antigone herself buried him under cover of a sandstorm but was condemned for disobeying the edict of Creon, who ordered his son Haemon to bury her alive in her brother's grave. Instead, he married her secretly and she bore him a son. In later years, Creon recognised this boy and ordered that he be killed. He refused to change his mind and Haemon killed both himself and Antigone. In some stories she was buried alive or sealed in a cave, where she hanged herself. Occasionally known as Antigone.
Greek - Daughter of Actor. Wife of Peleus. Mother of Polydora. When Peleus came to her father's court in Phthia to be purified of the murder of Phocus, she married him. He went off on the Argonaut's expedition and returned to Iolcus. The king's wife sent her a message that Peleus was about to marry Sterope, her daughter, and Antigone hanged herself. Called Antigone.
Greek - Daughter of Laomedon and Strymo. She was so beautiful that the everjealous Hera turned Antigone's hair into snakes. She was later turned into a stork. On occassion, called Antigone.
Greek - A play by Sophocles. The story of the aftermath of the defeat of the Seven Against Thebes, one of the Three Theban Plays. In some lore, occasionally called Antigone.

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