After the death of Oedipus, his sons Eteocles and Polynices quarreled for his throne. Brother vs. brother ended into two unfortunate deaths. Soon their uncle, Creon took their place on the throne and became king.
As King, Creon enjoined that no one buried his nephew, Polynices. For he was a traitor. And for who ever dared to bury Polynices would be sentenced to death.
Antigone wanted to bury her brother, because she wanted him to rest in peace with the Gods. The first time she prosperously covered her brother in dirt, but the guards had later on excised the dirt off the body. Second time, Antigone was caught and locked up in a cave as a warning, since she was the king's neice and it would have been cruel to kill her.
Days later, Creon was visited by a blind prophecy who had scolded him for what he had done and admonished him that his actions would leave him alone and in sorrow. Creon doubted anything would happen. However, a part of him felt bad for Antigone and went out to release her.
Antigone's fiancé/Creon's son, Haemon heard the news and went along with his father to free Antigone. Only it was too late...she had hung herself from her scarf and died. Upset, Haemon stabbed himself next to Antigone's lifeless body.
Creon's wife, Eurydice witnessed both bodies sent to be buried and knew one of the bodies had belonged to one of his sons. As soon as Creon arrived back to the castle, Eurydice had stabbed herself to death. Soon, Creon was left alone and in sorrow as how the blind prophecy stated.