Oedipus comic

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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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