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Jo·cas·ta

 (jō-kăs′tə)
n. Greek Mythology
A queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus.
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Jocasta

(dʒəʊˈkæstə)
n
(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
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Jo•cas•ta

(dʒoʊˈkæs tə)

n.
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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Thus Jokasta curses the "infamous double bond" in which she "she brought forth husband by her husband," that is, in which the identities of son and husband melted together, an alchemy wrought by the riddles of gods and beasts.
Then came Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Lear before they turned to classics from other cultures - hence Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov and new translations based on drama by Euripides and the myths of Oedipus, Jokasta and Antigone.