Oedipus Episode 1

Oedipus Episode 1

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  • Wait this kid is gonna kill me and marry his mum? We gonna name him or what?
  • King Laius and Queen Jocasta gave birth to a son. An oracle told them that their son would one day kill the father and marry the mother. They decide to abandon their son to protect themselves giving it to a shepherd to abandon it in a field.
  • I'm gonna kill my dad and marry my mum?
  • Yes mate
  • The shepherd felt compassion for the baby and brought the child to his home town of Corinth to King Polybus of Corinth
  • I had to kill this guy. No idea who he is mate.
  • The king being childless, took the child into his custody and raised him as the foster Prince of Corinth and named him Oedipus, He proceeded to live a happy life.
  • Answer my riddle or you die
  • Is it 'humans'?
  • One day an oracle told Oedipus about the prophecy that is related to him in which he will kill his father and marry his mother. He runs away from Corinth to attempt to subvert his destiny. He flees towards the city of Thebes
  • On the road away from Corinth, he encounters people who he kills but aside from that, he makes it to Thebes without much action.
  • On his arrival to Thebes, he encounters a sphinx who gives him a riddle to solve. If he did not solve it, the sphinx would kill him. He answered correctly and defeats the sphinx, being crowned king by the citizens of Thebes
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