- a king of Thebes, the husband of Jocasta and father of Oedipus: unwittingly killed by Oedipus.
Examples from the Web for laius
Historical Examples of laius
For he it was who said that Laius, the king who is dead, should be slain by the hand of his own son.Children of the Dawn
Elsie Finnimore Buckley
It answered that the land must be purified from the blood of Laius.Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History
Charlotte M. Yonge
So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen.The Oedipus Trilogy
On his journey he met Laius and slew him in the course of an altercation.
At his birth an oracle foretold that the father Laius would be killed by his son.
- Greek myth a king of Thebes, killed by his son Oedipus, who did not know of their relationship