The Oedipus Trilogy Characters

List of Characters

Oedipus the King
Oedipus—The King of Thebes, who is unknowingly married to his mother, Jocasta.

Priest—A priest of Zeus, king of the gods.

Creon—The brother of Jocasta.

Chorus—A group of Theban elders and their Leader, whose commentary helps the audience understand the events on stage.

Tiresias—The blind prophet who sees the future.

Jocasta—The Queen of Thebes, who is married to Oedipus, her son, but doesn’t know it.

A Messenger—A messenger who delivers news.

A Shepherd—The shepherd saves Oedipus, when, as a baby, he is abandoned with his feet bound on a barren mountainside.

A Messenger—This messenger from the palace sees a grim sight.

Antigone—The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta.

Ismene—Antigone’s sister.

Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus—The former King of Thebes.

Antigone—The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta.

A Citizen—A citizen or free man of Colonus.

Chorus—A group of elders from Colonus and their Leader, whose commentary helps the audience understand the events on stage

Ismene—The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta.

Theseus—The King of Athens, which includes Colonus.

Creon—The King of Thebes, and brother of Jocasta.

Polynices—The son of Oedipus and Jocasta. His sisters are Ismene and Antigone.

A Messenger—A messenger who delivers news.

Antigone
Antigone—The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta.

Ismene—Antigone’s sister.

Chorus—A group of Theban elders and their Leader, whose commentary helps the audience understand the events on stage.

Creon—The King of Thebes, and the uncle of Antigone and Ismene.

A Sentry—A soldier.

Haemon—The son of King Creon and Eurydice, he is Antigone’s lover.

Tiresias—The blind prophet who sees the future.

A Messenger—A man who delivers grim news.

Eurydice—The wife of King Creon, and the mother of Haemon.