Oedipus Myth

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  • The father goes to see the oracle to tell him about his son but the father gets some unexpected news.
  • Tell me about my son's future
  • Your son will grow up to kill you and marry your wife
  • The shepherd takes the baby boy to a mountain but instead of killing him he gives the baby to a shepherd from Corinth and that shepherd gives the boy to the king and queen of Corinth who takes the boy and raises him as their own.
  • Shepherd kill my son
  • Oedipus runs away from Corinth after finding out that he will kill his father and marry his mother but at Davlia Oedipus runs into a old man who tells Oedipus to get out of the way and Oedipus kills him but he didn't know that that was his father.
  • Oedipus comes across the Sphinx on his path to Thebes he must answer his riddle correctly or he dies. The riddle is "What walks on 4 legs in the morning 2 legs in the noon and 3 in the evening." Oedipus answers correctly and is crowned King of Thebes immediately.
  • That's right. You may pass
  • It is man.
  • Oedipus marries Jocasta and has 4 kids with her but he didn't know that was his mother. Soon after that a plague comes about killing a lot of people and making them ill and the only way to get rid of the plague was to find justice for the former king of Thebes.
  • At this moment Oedipus realizes he is the killer and that he killed his dad and married his mom but when he gets home Jocasta has hung herself and Oedipus cuts his eyes out to blind himself from the world and the truth.
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