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1

Who does Zeus get pregnant?

Antiope

2

What happens once Antiope is pregnant?

flees from angry father Nycteus who eventually kills himself but asks his brother Lycus to find and punish Antiope before death

3

Who take Antiope prisoner?

Lycus and his wife Dirce

4

What happened to the babies of Antiope and Zeus? Who are the babies?

abandoned, but rescued by a shepherd
- Zethus: hedsman
- Amphion: lyre player

5

What eventually happens between the babies and Antiope?

Antiope escapes torture/captive and meets her grown sons - identities discovered

6

What happens to Lycus and Dirce?

Amphion and Zethus kill them - Dirce is tied to an angry bull

7

Who does Amphion marry?

Niobe (Zeus and Thebe's daughter)

8

What do Amphion and Zethus do?

build new walls for Cadmeia and rename it Thebes - also expel Laius

9

After Amphion and Zethus die, what happens?

Laius returns from exile to rule, marries Jocasta

10

What does Oracle @ Delphi tell Laius? How does he respond?

not to have a son bc it will kill him if he does - Laius and Jocasta take their chances - have a baby which is a son