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Capaneus

In Greek mythology, Capaneus was a son of Hipponous and husband of Evadne, with whom he fathered Sthenelus.

He was killed by a lightning bolt, thrown by Zeus who punished Capaneus for his arrogance, at the siege of Thebes and Evadne threw herself on his funeral pyre and died. His story may be found in Aeschylus, Euripides, and the Roman poet, Statius.



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