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n. Greek Mythology
A queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a queen of Thebes, the wife of Laius, who married Oedipus without either of them knowing he was her son


(dʒoʊˈkæs tə)

a legendary queen of Thebes who was both the mother and wife of Oedipus.
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Noun1.Jocasta - (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
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Earth promises her a bond, which she was unable to secure with her mother Jocaste, due to her suicide.
Dans les Pheniciennes de Seneque (428-429), le depart de Jocaste sur le champ de bataille est compare a celui d'une Furie animee d'un tourbillon impetueux, lancee a la vitesse d'une fleche parthe.
The expanse of the psychic foreclosure of the mother (discussed in terms of a Jocaste Complex, in Ettinger, "Antigone with(out) Jocaste," 217) and the psychic matricide offered by the cultural symbolization in patriarchal society for the subjectivization processes affect a matrixial Thanatos that turns against the self (Ettinger, 216 onward).