Medea complex

Medea complex2016-12-07T00:52:05+00:00

Medea complex 

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Medea by Delacroix


A popular term for a mother’s murderous hatred of her own child or children, driven by the desire for revenge against her husband.   

Medea of Greek mythology was a sorceress and wife of Jason, who imprisoned her when she decided to marry Creusa; Medea responded by killing their children (Mermeros and Pheres) after Jason deserted her.


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