The Story of Oedipus
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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
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.
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