Jocasta


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Jocasta

(jōkăs`tə): see OedipusOedipus
, in Greek legend, son of Laius, king of Thebes, and his wife, Jocasta. Laius had been warned by an oracle that he was fated to be killed by his own son; he therefore abandoned Oedipus on a mountainside.
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Jocasta

unknowingly marries her son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
See: Incest

Jocasta

commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
See: Remorse
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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