Oedipus Rex

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  • King Laios and Queen Jocasta had a child together. They went to go see the blind prophet seeking for some answers. The blind prophet told them that their baby would grow up and kill his father and marry his mother. 
  • In fear of this oracle becoming true, the king and queen sent someone to the forest to leave the baby there. But the messenger felt bad for the baby and instead gave him to a shepard. 
  • In the town of Corinth were a childless king and queen. They struggled having children and the shepard gave them the baby. They named him Oedipus.
  • As Oedipus grew older he wanted answers, so he decided to go to the blind prophet. The blind prophet told him his future that he would grow up and murder his father and marry his mother. In horror he fled town, in his way of fleeing was King Laios. In the midst of road rage he murdered him
  • Oedipus arrives to Thebes, he learns that the town is being menaced by a sphinx. The only way it would leave is if someone solved its riddle. Oedipus knew the answer and the sphinx left and the town repayed him by making him king and giving him the widowed queen.
  • Together they had four children. Two boys and two girls, named Polyneices, Eteocles, Antigone, and Ismene. The oracle was speaking the truth but they didn't find out until several years later.
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