Patricide is (i) the act of killing one's father, or (ii) a person who kills his father. The word patricide derives from the Latin word pater (father) and the Latin suffix -cida (cutter or killer). Patricide is a sub-form of parricide, which is defined as an act of killing a close relative.

Patricides in myths and religions

Patricide is a common archetype prevalent throughout many religions and cultures, particularly Greek culture.

Known or suspected historical patricides

Patricides in fiction and popular culture

Anime and manga

Film and television

Nato Vachnadze and Vano Sarajishvili in the 1923 photo film Patricide (1923 film)




Video games

Fan Fiction

In Ash vs Freddy vs Jason, Barrel killed her father, Count Dracula to end his trail or horror.

See also

Familial killing terms:
Common non-familial killing terms from the same root:


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