Austrian scientist, Freud Sigmund proposed that the prevalence of ‘Oedipus complex’ was universal. He did not confine the prevalence of Oedipus complex to boys but also to girls, which he termed as the ‘negative Oedipus complex’ or ‘feminine Oedipus complex’. The Electra complex was proposed by Carl Jung in contrast with Freud’s theory of the ‘Oedipus complex’ being equivalently prevalent in both boys and girls.
He argued that girls are subject to ‘Electra complex’, which is a psycho-sexual rivalry between the mother and the daughter for possession of the father. The term was attributed to a Greek mythical character, Electra who actively plotted with her brother Orestes for revenge on their uncle Aegisthus and mother Clytemnestra over the murder of their father, Agamemnon.
The super-ego in classical Freudian psychology is the inheritor to the Oedipus complex. It is theorized that the complex is formed when an infant boy internalizes the familial regulations of his male parent, the father. Opposing, in the early half of 1920s, Otto Rank coined the term ‘pre-Oedipal’ by proposing that the powerful mother of a boy can be the source of super-ego in the duration f regulatory psychosexual-development, which may alluded to the sentimental consequences of Cronus and Zeus through their respective mothers, Gaia and Rhea.
The father-son relationship as depicted in Greek mythology and ancient Greek religion is quite relevant to the phenomenal outline of human nature over acquisition of power. The concept of this strained relationship has various dimensions of agreements and contrasts, which are supported by practical stances, psychological perspectives and literary theories.
However, the space between practicality and virtual senses and beliefs (myth) is illusionary and cannot be erected definitively, with an exception of phenomenal observances. The puzzling connection of ritual and myth is highlighted by a narrative of the ambiguities in the conventions surrounding Cronus; where dis the end of yth and beginning of history?’ (Bremmer, p 2, 2014).