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A-Z: General definitions: Oedipus complex
DefinitionDerived from the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother, this is a psychological term describing the strong feelings, perhaps of a sexual nature, which a son may feel for his mother.
Each culture and belief-system has its own set of explanations and stories which deal with the creation of the world; the way the universe is upheld; the way God, or the gods, deal with humans; and how the particular culture or belief was founded.
The name means 'swollen-foot'; he was so-called as a result of the spike driven through his feet when he was left to die as an infant; he was destined to kill his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta.
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