Eteocles is a name that one would expect to find belonging to a king, since it means 'true glory', from eteos, 'true', 'real' and cleos, 'glory'. And indeed we find that it was the name of a son of Andreus and Euippe who was an early king of Orchomenus in Boeotia, and of a more famous king of Thebes who was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta, The latter's brother was Polynices, and their names indicate clearly who was the 'good' brother and who was the 'bad' one.