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Laius

(lā`əs): 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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investigation to find out the truth about Laius's murder and his
Teiresias, informs Oedipus that Oedipus himself killed Laius. This news really bothers Oedipus but his wife Jocasta tells him not to believe in prophets since they've been wrong before.
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Similarly, as in the myth of Abraham and Isaac, or of Laius and Oedipus, the ancients used to sacrifice their firstborn son while unconsciously projecting their infanticidal wishes onto their gods.
Laius and Abraham are called upon to sacrifice their sons by virtue of having a son in the world where time threatens.
Antigone's assertive decidedness becomes particularly apparent in her exchanges with her sister Ismene, perhaps the only family member who tries to escape the tragic family curse of the house of Laius by considering her options before acting on them resolutely.
Translated into Classical terms, our analysis brings into question Oedipal interpretations of Victor's role, revealing instead a tragedy which, as concerns his story, resembles primarily not that of Oedipus but rather of Laius.
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In Oedipus Rex Laius, fearing that his son will displace him, has him exposed to the elements.
Roscher), the Greek He-Lios being etymologically quite close to Laius, i.e.