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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
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there was a proclamation by Creon, brother of Jokasta, according to which he would give the scepter of Thebes and wed Jokasta to anyone who should solve the riddle of Sphinx (EURIPIDES, "Phoenissae" 47-50).
It was thanks to the solving of the riddle of the Sphinx--as said--that Oedipus became king of Thebes and married his mother Jokasta, by thus fully accomplishing what the oracle of Apollo told him.
Last, but not least, significant are the considerations about "tyche" that Jokasta expresses when trying to calm Oedipus down about his fear of going back to Corinth after his (adoptive) father's death.