The Sphinx

The Sphinx

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  • The King Creon was determined to rid his city, Thebes, of the terrible monster that had killed so many travellers
  • He consulted the oracle of Delphi, who told him how to rid his city of the Sphinx
  • You must solve her riddles and then she will die
  • He offered the throne to anyone who could solve the riddle of the Sphinx
  • Oedipus was travelling and he came across Thebes and the Sphinx asked him two riddles
  • Oedipus solved the riddles and the Sphinx jumped off the mountainside in despair, and died
  • Oedipus became King of Thebes and the Sphinx did not terrorise anyone anymore
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