The Myth of Oedipus--Pt.1
Updated: 1/24/2020
The Myth of Oedipus--Pt.1
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  • Will name him Oedipus.
  • You will kill your father and marry your mother.
  • King Laios and Queen Jocasta of Thebes learned that their newborn son would kill his father and marry his mother, they gave away the infant to a shepherd to leave the infant to die on a mountainside.
  • The shepherd, however, took pity on the baby and gave him to a Corinthian shepherd, who in turn gave the baby to the childless king and queen of Corinth.
  • What creature goes on four legs in the mourning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?
  • A man.
  • Our Savior!!!
  • The king and queen name the infant Oedipus. a few years have passed, Oedipus was now a young man who had learned about the prophecy.
  • We offer you the Throne and the Widowed Queen
  • After knowing about the prophecy, he ran away from home. In his course, he encountered an arrogant man trying to run him off the road. Honor was at stake and both man fought, and Oedipus killed the stranger.
  • Oedipus continued his journey to Thebes. At the outskirts of the city, he had encountered a Sphinx, who had been menacing people with a riddle. The Sphinx said the riddle, and Oedipus gave it an answer
  • Once, Oedipus arrived in Thebes, an unknown city, the people welcomed him as their savior. They offered him the throne and the widowed queen. He accepted, and had four children.
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