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Aegisthus
Son of Thyestes, Cousin to Agamemnon and wife of Clytemnestra
Harmonia
Wife of Cadmus, Daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. Harmonia is turned into a serpent at the end of the Bacchae
Oedipus
King of Thebes, son of Laius and nephew to Creon
Jocasta
Wife of Oedipus
Antigone
Daughter of Oedipus, sentenced to death in the play after burying her Polynices' body.
Ismene
Daughter of Oedipus, refuses to bury Polynices and follows Creon's rule.
Creon
Uncle of Oedipus, takes over rule after Oedipus is banned from Thebes. He also ignores Creon and eventually causes his wife and son to kill themselves
Polynices
Son of Oedipus who fought against Eteocles and was denied proper burial by Creon
Tiresias
Blind prophet, appears in Odyssey, Ovid, Oedipus, Bacchae,
Haemon
Creon's son and lover of Antigone. Kills himself when Antigone is buried alive.
Eurydice
Wife of Creon - kills herself when she learns of Haemon's death
Semele
Daughter of Cadmus and mother of Dionysus. She is killed when Zeus appears to her in true form. She is agave's sister
Pentheus
Daughter of Agave - is a ruler of Thebes who doesn't respect Dionysus and eventually is killed by crazy Bacchants. Appears in Ovid as well.
Agave
Sister of Semele and one of the Bacchants of Thebes. She kills Pentheus and is eventually banned from Thebes by Dionysus
Cadmus
Son of Agenor - founded Thebes after his quest to find his sister Europa. He consulted the Oracle and followed the special cow and eventually killed the dragon and sowed it's teeth - led to creation of thebes.
Agamemnon
King of Argos, leader of Greek forces in the Trojan War. He is killed upon return by Aegisthus
Clytemnestra
Wife of Agamemnon, kills him upon his return. Her lover is Aegisthus, appears in the Oresteia and Odyssey
Cassandra
War prize of Agamemnon - is a prophet of Apollo but no one believes her. She promised Apollo children and didn't come through.
Aegisthus
Plotted to kill Agamemnon with Aegisthus
Orestes
Son of Agamemnon who avenges his father's death by murdering Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, is chased by the furies in the Eumenides
Athena
The goddess of wisdom and righteous war (Minerva), the patron goddess of Athens who creates the court of Athens on