What is the Medea Complex?

Pretty sick in the head...

Medea is a woman in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios, and later wife to the hero Jason, with whom she had two children, Mermeros and Pheres. In Euripides‘s play Medea, Jason leaves Medea when Creon, king of Corinth, offers him his daughter, Glauce. The play tells of how Medea gets her revenge on her husband for this betrayal.

The Medea complex is the mother’s revenge against her former husband by depriving him of his children.

(Telegraph) City financier killed her children after relationship with father broke down

A former City financier suffocated her two children and placed their bodies in the boot of her car to get back at their father for “rejecting her”, a court has heard.

Fiona Donnison, 45, who was described as self-obsessed and controlling, carried out the murders after becoming furious at her former partner for getting close to another woman, it was said.

After killing her children she returned to the family home armed with two kitchen knives, intent on killing her husband. The jury heard that she murdered her children as the “ultimate and final weapon” to get back at him.

Christine Laing QC, prosecutor, said it was the Crown’s case that Donnison killed three-year-old Harry and two-year-old Elise Donnison in order to hurt their father in the most extreme way possible.

She said that the defendant suffered from narcissism, having a belief in her attractiveness, abilities and entitlement so strong that she could not stand rejection.

“She is somebody who lacks empathy for others, has an inability to feel for them, including her own children,” said Miss Laing.

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