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  • Past: King Lauis and Queen Jocasta abandon their child because an oracle Lauis received said that his son would murder him.
  • Past: Oedipus killed 6 people at a crossroad because there were bothering him.
  • Past: Since the king died, Oedipus had to solve the riddle of the Sphinx in order to become King. He solved the riddle and became king.
  • Present: There is a horrible plague killing everyone in Thebes. Oedipus sends his brother-in-law Creon to Delphi to receive an oracle to figure out how to get rid of the plague. Creon returns and tells Oedipus the only way to lift the curse is to find the murderer that killed Lauis.(former king)
  • Present: Oedipus visits Tiresias a blind prophet who accuses Oedipus of the murder. In addition says he will marry his mother, and that he is not his fathers son.
  • Present: Oedipus goes home to Jocasta and tells her about the information he received. Jocasta begs him to stop questioning this situation. In conclusion Oedipus realized he killed the king who was also his father and married Jocasta who is his mother. Before he can approach Jocasta about his realization she had already killed herself. Oedipus blinded himself and is exiled from Thebes by the new king Creon.
  • YAY! The plague is gone!
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