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  • The king and queen of Thebes had a son but were told by the oracle that he would kill his father and marry his mother 
  • The king and queen sent a farmer to kill there son by pinning him to a mountain. The farmer could kill the baby so he gave it to the childless king and queen of Corinth 
  • The child later named Oedipus grew up and found out about the curse on him and believing the king and queen of corinth to be his true parents so he ran away to Thebes 
  • On his way to Thebes a man nearly killed him so Oedipus challenged him to a duel killing the man not knowing it was his Father King Laius of Thebes 
  • When arriving at Thebes Oedipus ment the Spinx a monster terrorizing Thebes no one could solve its riddle 
  • For saving the city Oedipus was offred the hand of the recently widowed Queen Jocasta his mother whose husband his father he had just killed unknowingly 
  • Oedipus was able to solve the riddle and the Spinx killed it's self 
  • A Plague started in Thebes and the oracle said to stop it they must find the killer of King Laius unknown to them Oedipus was the killer 
  • After finding out the truth Jocasta killed herself well Oedipus cut out his eyes and became a wondering traveler
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