The son of Oedipus and Jocasta, brother of Polynices. When Oedipus went into exile, his sons never troubled themselves about him, so that Oedipus cursed them. Together the brothers ruled over Thebes, but soon after Eteocles drove his brother away. Polynices enlisted some heroes for a campaign against his brother (the Seven Against Thebes). Both brothers fell in a duel.