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  • King Laios and queen Jocasta learn their newborn sons prophecy. The prophecy was to kill his father and marry his mother. They got rid of the child but they thought he was dead but he was really given to another family. 
  • The child was Named Oedipus by his new family. He soon learned of his prophecy and thinking his adopted family was his real family he ran away from home.  He was on his way to the city of Thebes but he not knowing that was his birth city. 
  • On his travels he was almost ran off the road with a man chariot and he killed the man. When he reached the outskirts of the city he ran into a sphinx. He had to answer the sphinx's riddle correctly or he would be eaten. When he answered correctly he was welcomed into the city and since the king was recently killed he was given the thrown and married the queen Jocasta. 
  • He later found out that the man he killed was the king and he was his father and queen jocasta was his mother. when they found out the queen killed herself and oedipus gouged out his eyes 
  • Creon took over as acting ruler and later exiled Oedipus. He then died in the city of colonus. 
  • Oedipus and the queens sons agreed to rule in alternate years but the first ruler didn't want to give up his thrown so he and his brother killed each other
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