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He came to Davlia and encountered his father on a chariot. They fought over who got to go first and Oedipus killed King Laius when he tried to run him over with the chariot.
Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta, Laius consulted an oracle. The oracle prophesied any son born to Laius name would murder him.
In an attempt to prevent the prophecy, he pierced the child ankles so that he couldn't crawl. Jocasta gave the boy to a servant to be abandoned but, ended up going to the house of Polybus.
Oedipus was told that he was a bastard so he confronted his parents; after they denied it he went to the oracle to find out the truth
Oedipus encountered a Sphinx, who would stop all travelers to Thebes and ask them a riddle. If the travelers were unable to answer her correctly, they would be killed and eaten; if they were successful, they would be free to continue on their journey. The riddle was: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?". Oedipus answered: "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". Oedipus was the first to answer the riddle correctly and, having heard Oedipus' answer, the Sphinx allowed him to carry on forward.
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