In Greek mythology, Pentheus ( /ˈpɛnˌθuːs/ or /ˈpɛnˌθjuːs/) was a king of Thebes. His father was Echion, the strongest of the Spartes. His mother was Agave, the daughter of Cadmus, the founder of Thebes, and the goddess Harmonia.

Much of what is known about the character comes from Euripides' tragic play, The Bacchae.

Read more about Pentheus:  Mythological Biography