Flashcards in LCT24: Myths of Thebes II Deck (10)
Who does Zeus get pregnant?
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
Who take Antiope prisoner?
Lycus and his wife Dirce
What happened to the babies of Antiope and Zeus? Who are the babies?
abandoned, but rescued by a shepherd
- Zethus: hedsman
- Amphion: lyre player
What eventually happens between the babies and Antiope?
Antiope escapes torture/captive and meets her grown sons - identities discovered
What happens to Lycus and Dirce?
Amphion and Zethus kill them - Dirce is tied to an angry bull
Who does Amphion marry?
Niobe (Zeus and Thebe's daughter)
What do Amphion and Zethus do?
build new walls for Cadmeia and rename it Thebes - also expel Laius
After Amphion and Zethus die, what happens?
Laius returns from exile to rule, marries Jocasta