oedipus oedipus  /ˈɛ dɪ pəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles

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  • Gospel, Oedipus are amazing combination at Su Teatro

    In the 1980s, Lee Bruer and Bob Telson created a truly unique and moving production: “The Gospel at Colonus,” from Sophocles’ tragedy, “Oedipus at Colonus,” setting it in a black Pentecostal church. M
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Highlands Ranch Herald

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  1. "I mean, Oedipus kills his dad and has sex with his mom - bad stuff has happened in stories since the beginning of time, and I think it's not a new thing to be a storyteller and be in a story where there are bad things. It's also that there are very...
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Rachel Weisz Source: National Post

  2. "I thought I was in a band with a psychotic," says Densmore, "but then I wasn't well read and I didn't know the Oedipus myth."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Densmore Source: Scotsman

  3. "There is a division in the Greeks," says Bond, "between the social problem and the self problem that we have to resolve. You can't have Orestes and Oedipus in the same play. You can't have Antigone and Medea in the same play. One also has to...
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Edward Bond Source: guardian.co.uk

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