Meaning of Oedipus
Pronunciation: (ed'u-pus, ē'du-), [key]
— n. Gk. Legend.
- a king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, and the father by Jocasta of Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone, and Ismeme: as was prophesied at his birth, he unwittingly killed his father and married his mother and, in penance, blinded himself and went into exile.
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