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A mythological king of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta, and fated to kill his father and marry his mother; unwittingly slew his father in a quarrel; for answering the riddle of the Sphinx (q. v .) was made king in his stead, and wedded his widow, by whom he became the father of four children; on discovery of the incest Jocasta hanged herself, and Oedipus went mad and put out his eyes.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Oedipus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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