In Oedpius Rex
, or Oedipus the King
, Jocasta was the wife of Laius
, the first King of Thebes
in the play, and both the mother
and the wife
After finding out that the horrible prophecy of the Oracle had come true, Jocasta killed herself, and Oedipus blinded himself with the combs from her hair.
For more information on the myth, see Oedipus or Oedipus the King.