oedipus is left on the mountain left to die, a prophecy has spoken saying he was to kill his father in which the father replied leave the baby to die for his own sake
soon after oedipus was abandonded he was taken to a man who adopted him and soon after he defended off from the sphinx
oedipus was named king once laius was murdered the king who had the throne before his tragic murder
creon is blamed for the murder since oedipus has no idea it was him
a messenger comes to tell him that his adoptive father ws killed only to say that he was not related to oedipus relevaling that laius was the father and the oedipus has killed him
oedipus has blinded himself and banished himself as a punishment to himself to lift the plague on the city of thebes
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