Oedipus

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  • I defeated you!!
  • I must flee
  • Jocasta and Laius have a child that was fated to kill Laius. They decided to tie the child's ankles together and leave him in a forest once he was born.
  • 15 years ago Oedipus defeated the Sphinx by solving her riddle. He became king of Thebes after this.
  • Oedipus ran away from his home in Corinth because he got a prophecy that he would kill his mother and marry his mother.
  • On his travels, he ran into six men in a carriage where three roads meet. He ended up killing all of these men and one of them was Laius.
  • Jocasta hung herself because she could no longer face Oedipus anymore knowing that he is her son. Oedipus punished himself by stabbing his eyes with one of her brooches.
  • Oedipus leaves Thebes
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