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Creon's Clique: Student Government Association

The members of this clique are best known for being in charge. You'll see their faces on Xeroxed fliers all over campus come election time. But unlike a lot of kids in this group, Creon didn't start out with political aspirations. He actually tried to avoid taking the throne, but inevitably he was sucked in to the world of politics, where the power swiftly went to his head.

Oedipus

Widely known as "that-dude-who-killed-his-dad-and-slept-with-his-mom," Oedipus is one of the most famous kings of Thebes. Oedipus was given the throne of Thebes and the hand of Queen Jocasta by Creon after Oedipus saved the city from the man-eating Sphinx. This turned out to be a major disaster, though, because unbeknownst to anybody, Oedipus was Jocasta's son and had unknowingly killed the old king of Thebes, Laius, on the road. Oops.

Agamemnon

Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, was one of the biggest, most powerful dudes in Greece. When his brother's wife, Helen, ran off with Paris of Troy, Agamemnon was a shoe-in for five star general to lead the Greeks against Troy. Though there were a ton of Greek kings who rounded up their troops and sailed to Troy, Agamemnon was by far the kingliest.

Theseus

Theseus was a big deal hero and King of Athens. His biggest claim to fame was braving the Labyrinth of Crete where he slew the man-eating Minotaur, a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull. Before that, he kicked the butts of six unruly bandits, bringing law and order to the land around Athens. He also got in couple major disagreements with our buddy Creon.

Zeus

Here he is. The biggest, baddest king of all: Zeus, king of the gods. All the other puny mortal rulers in this clique look up to this guy, who is basically in charge of everything in the universe. Is it just us, or is that just way too much responsibility?

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