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Big questions remain unanswered, but we’ve come a long way from Sigmund Freud and the Oedipus complex.Creating a ‘science of us’ has been a contentious effort|Nancy Shute|August 8, 2021|Science News
She played my mom on the show and we had a sort of strange Oedipus Rex relationship.‘My First Time’: Josh Duhamel on His First Kiss, First Heartbreak & More|Josh Duhamel|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Probably John Gielgud's during the dress rehearsal of Peter Brook's production of Seneca's Oedipus at the Vic.
The notion of intra-family sex has inspired—and revolted—onlookers from Oedipus to Deliverance.
He lived to be ninety years old, and produced the most beautiful of his tragedies in his eightieth year, the "Oedipus at Colonus."Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
They are speaking, truly, but only Oedipus can solve the riddle and comprehend their mute speech.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Taxonomic and geographic comments on Guatemalan salamanders of the genus Oedipus.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
It is thus that we see spring up, grow, and come to maturity under our eyes, the curiosity of Oedipus and the jealousy of Iago.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
Exner holds that the ancients conceived Oedipus not as we do; they found his misfortune horrible; we find it unpleasant.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
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In classical mythology, a tragic king who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother. The Delphic oracle predicted that King Laius of Thebes, a city in Greece, would be killed by his own son. To save himself, Laius ordered his newborn son placed on a mountaintop and left to starve. The infant was rescued by a shepherd and raised in a distant city, where he was given the name Oedipus. Years later, King Laius was killed while on a journey by a stranger with whom he quarreled. Oedipus arrived at Thebes shortly thereafter and saved the city from the ravages of the Sphinx. He was proclaimed king in Laius' stead, and he took the dead king's widow, Jocasta, as his own wife.
After several years a terrible plague struck Thebes. The Delphic oracle told Oedipus that to end the plague, he must find and punish the murderer of King Laius. In the course of his investigation, Oedipus discovered that he himself was the killer and that Laius had been his real father. He had therefore murdered his father and married his mother, Jocasta. In his despair at this discovery, Oedipus blinded himself.