Greek Story Oedipus Rex

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  • A prophet named Teiresias told King Laions and Queen Jocasta that their son will become a man; However, he will grow up and kill his father.
  •  They got scared and gave the baby to a shepherd and told him to abandon the baby to die on a lonely mountainside with his ankles pinned together. The shepherd took pity for the baby and instead gave the baby to the childless King and Queen of Corinth. 
  • King and Queen of Corinth named him Oedipus. Oedipus grew up believing the King and Queen of Corinth was his real parents. On day he ran away in horror.
  • He ran into an old man who tried to run him off the road with his chariot. The two men fought and Oedipus killed him not knowing he was his father.
  • Thus Oedipus theory came true and married his mother.
  • When his mother found out she was married to his son, she killed herself and left her children 
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