American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son, Oedipus.
- n. (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
- Ancient Greek Ἰοκάστη (Wiktionary)
“I am  the daughter of Menœceus, and Creon my brother was born of the same mother; me they call Jocasta (for this name  my father gave me), and”
“Queen in 1561 and published in 1565, Gascogne's "Jocasta," played in”
“Meanwhile, other tracks such as "Jocasta," a song that anchors Noah's roots in punk and rock, have entirely different sounds.”
“Freud never discussed the fact that it is Jocasta's attempt to murder her son that leads to his incestuous union with her.”
“The interest is the interplay between the three main characters, Oedipus himself, Jocasta and her brother Cleon, as the story is unfolded to them by a succession of walk-ons (Tiresias, the messenger, the shepherd, etc) - although the plot covers the whole of Oedipus 'life, the setting of the play respects the unities and takes place over a few hours or possibly days.”
“If there is more storyline than this, it is but secondary to the Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Oedipus, Laius, and Jocasta myths that Malick has conflated concisely without their untidy cliches.”
“Jocasta and Oedipus meet after a road-rage incident in which the unwitting Oedipus slays his father, and it's not long before they've got their clothes off and are rapturously entwined.”
“That's the graphic dramatization here of the torrid affair between Jocasta (Romi Dias) and Oedipus (Andres Munar).”
“Alfaro's idea is that Jocasta is the wife of gangland kingpin Laius David Anzuelo, who orders the murder of the infant Oedipus after a seer prophesies the son's murder of the father.”
“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.”
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