Patricide Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Patricide

  1. Adrammelech and Sharezer murder father, Sennacherib, for Assyrian throne. [O.T.: II Kings 19:37]
  2. Borden, Lizzie (1860–1927) woman accused of butchering father and stepmother with ax (1872). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 91]
  3. Edward killed his father at his mother’s instigation. [Br. Balladry: Edward in Benét, 302]
  4. Oedipus kills father in argument not knowing his identity. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]