Oedipus

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Oedipus,

King Oedipus of Thebes, mythical Greek hero.
oedipism - (1) self-infliction of injury to the eyes; - (2) manifestation of the Oedipus complex.
Oedipus complex - a phase of psychosexual development in which the child is erotically attached to the parent of the opposite sex and has feelings of aggression toward the same-sex parent.
Oedipus period - the time of a child's development characterized by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex.
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feelings and ideas (as in the odes from Oidipous Tyrannos).
For some reason Slavitt half-transliterates the Greek title, Oidipous Tyrannos, and calls the play Oedipus Tyrannos, which gives the somewhat false impression that Oedipus is a despot.
the reason for Oidipous, curse on his sons, blaming neither him nor them' (cp.