oedipus

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  • On his journey to Thebes Oedipus unknowingly comes across is father Laius at the crossroads; they fight and Oedipus kills him.
  • Laius and Jocasta leave their infant son Oedipus on mount Kathairon to die due to the prophecy that their family is to fulfill. The Shepard found him.
  • Oedipus paid the Oracle or Delphi to find out who his real parents are. When she told him of the prophecy he ran from it.
  • Oedipus wins the throne of Thebes by defeating the sphinx, therefore winning Jocosta's hand in marriage. 
  • Tiresias, the seer tells oedipus that he is the killer of his father
  • After realizing the prophecy is true, that Oedipus did, in fact, kill his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta, Jocasta hangs herself; Oedipus stabs his eyes out, exiles himself and leaves Creon in charge of Thebes
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