The daughter of the Corinthian ruler Creon. When Jason and his wife Medea stayed in Corinth he abandoned the latter in favor of Glauce and married her. The embittered Medea exacted a terrible vengeance on the young bride by giving her a poisoned garment which, as soon as Glauce wore it, attached itself to her body and burned her skin. When she sought to quench the fire she drowned in a well.

Hyginus1 calls her Creusa and states that Jason died along with her, and that the gift Medea gave her was a poisonous golden crown.



  1. Fabulae, 25. Comp. Diodorus Siculus, iv, 54.


  • Diodorus Siculus, iv, 55.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.28.
  • Scholiast on Euripides' Medea, 20.