The Story of Oedipus

Updated: 6/14/2020
The Story of Oedipus

Storyboard Description

The story of Oedipus is a story in Greek mythology about a man who kills his father and marries his mother all. without knowing he is fulfilling a prophecy an oracle had said before he was even born

Storyboard Text

  • There once was a King and Queen of Thebes
  • Their names were Laius and Jocasta
  • An oracle had warned the king that his son would slay him
  • But a shepherd took pity on him and soon Oedipus was adopted by the King and Queen of Corinth.
  • They abandoned their baby (Oedipus)
  • On a visit to Delphi he learned he was to kill his father and marry his mother
  • He vowed to never return to Corinth,not knowing the king and queen were not his real parents
  • He the married the widowed queen Jocasta and became King
  • He had a quarrel with Laius and killed him on his journey to Thebes
  • They had 4 children Eteocles Polyneices, Antigone and Ismene.
  • He then defeated a sphinx by solving a riddle
  • However they soon learned the truth and upon learning it Jocasta killed herself and Oedipus exiled himself.