Oedipus Comic

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  • Oedipus was given away to many families as a child, then ended up at Polybus's home.
  • On the way to Thebes, Oedipus and King Lauis fought over who had the right to go first in the chariot and Oedipus killed Laius
  • The Sphinx would stop all travelers to Thebes and ask them a riddle, if it was incorrect, they would be killed and eaten, if they were successful, they would proceed on their journey.
  • "Man: as an infant, he crawls on all fours; as an adult, he walks on two legs and; in old age, he uses a 'walking' stick".
  • "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?"
  • Creon, had announced that any man who could rid the city of the Sphinx would be made king of Thebes, and would marry Queen Jocasta, who is Oedipus's mother.
  • This marriage of Oedipus to Jocasta fulfilled the rest of the prophecy. They had four children.
  • Oedipus and Jocasta found out they were mother & son, so Jocasta hung herself and Oedipus blinded himself.
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