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  • There was a mountain named Mt. Cithaeron. On one side of the mountain was the city Corinth and the other side was the city of Thebres. In Corinth there was a king Polybus and Queen Merope.
  • One day a citizen came to them with a gift. It was a child he had found on the mountain. They decided to adopt the child and name him Oedipus. He then grow up and his parents never tell him he is adopted. One day he was out drinking with his friend and was told that he is adopted.
  • He runs to his mom to find the truth. However his mom says, "no your not adopted". He decided to travel to temple Apollo in Delphi. He talks to to the Oracle. She tells him that he will kill his father. Marry his mother and have sex with her.
  • Frightened by this prophecy he says he will never return to Corinth. He ends up at a crossroads on Mt. Cithaeron. He meets an old man and 5 servants. This man uses his goad and poke Oedipus. Oedipus gets so upset he kills the old man and 5 of the servents. Turns out the old man was the King of Therbes, King Laius.
  • After Oedipus murders 5 people he meets the sphix. The sphix ask Oedipus a riddle. She is so upset when he answers the riddle correctly she falls off the mountain and dies. When Oedipus arrives in Thebes he is seen as a hero. Queen Jocasta needs a new king so she married him and Oedipus becomes king of Therbes. Then they both had 4 children. Later, Therbes was under a plague.
  • Oedipus sends his brother-in-law, Creon to the house of Apollo to find out out how they can end this plague. He then returns and tells Oedipus once they find the killer of the previous king the plague will end. Creon told him there was one witness and Oedipus went and it was one of the servents that day and was told the truth. Oedipus then ran back to the house intending to kill his wife but she done that for him. Oedipus then blind himself and banish himself taking two of his daughters.
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