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In Greek mythology, Eteocles Template:Polytonic was a king of Thebes, the son of Oedipus and either Jocasta or Euryganeia. The name is from earlier *Etewoklewes Template:Polytonic, meaning "truly glorious". Tawaglawas is thought to be the Hittite rendition of the name.Template:Citation needed When Oedipus killed his father Laius and married his mother, he was expelled from Thebes. The rule passed to his sons Eteocles and Polynices. However, because of a curse from their father, the two brothers did not share the rule peacefully. Eteocles was succeeded by his uncle, Creon.



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