In Greek mythology
and six allies (the Seven Against Thebes
) attacked Thebes
because Polynices' brother, Eteocles
, refused to give up the throne as promised. All seven would-be conquerors were killed. Their children swore vengeance and attacked Thebes. This was called the Battle of the Epigonoi
The Epigonoi were Aegealeus, Alcmaeon, Diomedes, Thersander, Euryalus, Amphilochus, Promachus, Polydorus, Sthenelus, Laodamas.