1. A son of Andreus and Evippe, or of Cephisus, who was said to have been the first that offered sacrifices to the Charites at Orchomenos, in Boeotia.
2. A son of Oedipus and Jocaste. After his father's flight
from Thebes, he and his brother Polyneices undertook the
government of Thebes by turns. But, in consequence of disputes
having arisen between the brothers, Polyneices fled to Adrastus, who then brought about the
expedition of the Seven against Thebes. When many of the heroes
had fallen, Eteocles and Polyneices resolved upon deciding the
contest by a single combat, but both the brothers fell. (Apollodorus iii)