The Question and Answer section for Antigone is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Creon places himself above the gods when he refuses to listen to Teiresias' plea for him to rectify his desecration of Polyneices' body. Even after Teiresias tells him that the gods will require a "life for a life", Creon ignores his words.
Creon believes the king holds ultimate power and safeguards the common citizen. No subject, especially a woman, should be allowed to disturb his power.