Laius

[ ley-uh s, ley-ee-uh s ]
/ ˈleɪ əs, ˈleɪ i əs /

noun Classical Mythology.

a king of Thebes, the husband of Jocasta and father of Oedipus: unwittingly killed by Oedipus.

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Laius
/ (ˈlaɪəs) /

noun

Greek myth a king of Thebes, killed by his son Oedipus, who did not know of their relationship
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