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  • King Lalos and Queen Jocasta had a son together but they learned from an oracle that he would kill his dad and marry his mom. So they gave him to a shepherd who named him Oedipus
  • When Oedipus learned of the oracles prophecy, he ran away from home thinking the Corinth royals were his parents
  • Oedipus ran into a old arrogant man in a chariot who ran him off the road. They fought for honor and Oedipus killed him.
  • On the outskirts of Thebes, a Sphinx who gave riddles to any who wished to pass the bridge. Oedipus solved the riddle and the Sphinx jumped off the bridge.
  • The kingdom praised him for defeating the Sphinx. The king was killed and they offered Oedipus the throne and queen. They went on to have 4 children
  • The queen's brother Creon, was sent to the oracle to receive advice about the plague across the land. She revealed that it would not stop until the kings murderer was punished
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