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An•tig•o•neænˈtɪg əˌni(n.)

  1. (in Greek myth) a daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta who defied her uncle Creon by performing funeral rites over her brother Polynices.

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  1. Antigone(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death

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  1. Antigone

    In Greek mythology, Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Oedipus' mother. The name has been suggested to mean "opposed to motherhood", "in place of a mother". It may also mean "against men" since men were dominant in the Ancient Greek family structure, and Antigone clearly defied masculine authority, or "anti-generative", from the root gonē, "that which generates".

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