Jocasta

NOUN
  1. (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
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  • The protagonist of the tragedy is the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes. Archive 2009-03-01
  • I heard Jocasta murmur something to Ulysses; he summoned a small serving girl with a clap of his hands and sent her zooming off into the lanterned half-dark of the gardens, presumably in search of him. Drums of Autumn
  • Further, Act I introduces two occasions for incest, not one: the consummated incest of Oedipus and Jocasta, mother-son incest; and the potential, though ultimately unperformed, incest between Creon and Eurydice, uncle-niece incest.
  • Queen in 1561 and published in 1565, Gascogne's "Jocasta," played in The Critics Versus Shakspere A Brief for the Defendant
  • So go; for I will to thy sister, Jocasta, at whose breast I was suckled as a babe when reft of my mother and left a lonely orphan, to give her kindly greeting and then will The Phoenissae
  • Meanwhile, other tracks such as "Jocasta," a song that anchors Noah's roots in punk and rock, have entirely different sounds. Columbia Spectator - News, sports, and entertainment coverage for the Morningside Heights community in New York City.
  • Oedipus angrily dismissed the sightless old man, accusing him of conspiring with Jocasta's brother, Creon, to overthrow him.
  • There was only a couple of hundred votes in it but, interestingly, the sharp-suited Ruperts who had aspired to be "Tony's" right hand man and the poshly-voiced Jocastas with the framed pictures of Alistair Campbell on their desks seem to have other commitments now that being a member of the Labour party means actual work as opposed to merely mincing around wielding mobile phones and trying to look important. Sadie's Tavern: Henley Was a Triumph, plus Winchester
  • After Laius learns from an oracle that "he is doomed/To perish by the hand of his own son," he binds tightly together with a pin the feet of the infant Oedipus and orders Jocasta to kill the infant. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The story of Oedipus begins north of ancient Athens, in the kingdom of Thebes where King Laius and his wife, Jocasta, had a son.
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