Your child will kill his father and marry his mother
Please take this baby, I can not kill him.
I will take him and give him to my king and queen
I must leave here
My son, please don't leave
The oracle tells king Laios and queen Jocasta that their new baby will grow up the kill his father and then he will marry his mother.
I need to move along
The king and queen hire a shepherd to kill the baby, but the sheperd took pity on the baby and gave him to a Corinthian shepherd, who gave the baby to his king and queen who couldn't have kids.
What creature goes on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?
The Corinthian king and queen named the baby Oedipus, and raised him as their own. He believed they were his real parents. When he heard the prophecy he fled Corinth.
On his way out of town Oedipus was attacked by an old man who tried to run him off of the road. Oedipus killed him and moved on
Oedipus continued, until he reached Thebes, the place where his real mother and father were, but he didn't know that. The town was under threat by a sphinx who he defeated by solving a riddle.
man, who crawls on all fours as an infant, walks on two legs as an adult and leans on a cane in old age.
The man who Oedipus had killed was his father, which he didn't know. When Oedipus entered Thebes, the people offered the kings throne to him, so he married the queen who was his mother and they had 4 kids.