Origin of OedipusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Oidipous ( from oidein, to swell + pous, foot: literally , swollen foot)
- Oedipus is defined as a man having the tendency to stay very close to his mother.
An example of the Oedipus behavior is a forty year old man who's never moved away from his mother and doesn't leave home without her.
- The definition of Oedipus is son in Greek mythology who was too attached and too attracted to his mother.
An example of Oedipus was the son of the king and queen of Thebes who ended up killing his father and marrying his mother.
Origin of OedipusLatin from Greek Oidipous oidein to swell pous foot ; see octopus .
- 1241), on learning that Oedipus was her son she immediately hanged herself; but in Euripides (Phoenissae, 1 455) she stabs herself over the bodies of her sons Eteocles and Polynices, who had slain each other in single combat before the walls of Thebes.
- The country was ravaged by a monster, the Sphinx; Oedipus solved the riddle which it proposed to its victims, freed the country, and married his own mother.
- ANTIGONE, (I) in Greek legend, daughter of Oedipus and Iocaste (Jocasta), or, according to the older story, of Euryganeia.
- Her character and these incidents of her life presented an attractive subject to the Greek tragic poets, especially Sophocles in the Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus, and Euripides, whose Antigone, though now lost, is partly known from extracts incidentally preserved in later writers, and from passages in his Phoenissae.
- In the order of the events, at least, Sophocles departed from the original legend, according to which the burial of Polyneices took place while Oedipus was yet in Thebes, not after he had died at Colonus.