A son of Creon of Thebes, perished, according to some accounts, by the sphinx.1 But, according to other traditions, he survived the war of the Seven against Thebes, and he is said to have been in love with Antigone, and to have made away with himself on hearing that she was condemned by his father to be entombed alive.

In the Iliad,2 Maeon is called a son of Haemon.



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 5.8; Scholiast on Euripides' Phoenician Women, 1760.
  2. iv, 394.


  • Euripides. Phoenician Women, 757, 1587.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 72.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Sophocles. Antigone, 627 ff.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.