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[1] Daughter of Creon

(Μεγάρα/Megára, Μεγάρη/Megárē). Daughter of Creon [1] of Thebes, wife of Heracles [1] (Hom. Od. 11,269-270), who had received her hand in thanks for the liberation of Thebes from tribute to Erginus, and mother of some of the Heraclidae. Whereas the Thebans according to Paus. 9,11,2 tell of the insane Heracles' infanticide (on his insanity Cypria p. 40,28f. PEG) as nothing other than what Stesichorus (= 230 PMGF)…

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva), Freitag, Klaus (Münster), Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), Falco, Giulia (Athens) and Ziegler, Konrat (Göttingen), “Megara”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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