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Oedipus

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  • Oedipus gets adopted by the King and Queen of Corinth grows up as a prince
  • Your son will kill you and marry your wife.
  • Oedipus gets told by an oracle he will kill his father and marry his mother. In panic Oedipus flees
  • The king and queen make someone toss their baby. A shepard finds Oedipus and takes him to the king and queen.
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  • on Oedipus' way to Thebes he comes across a sphyx that has been terrorizing the town. 
  • On his journey Oedipus comes across some rude people.
  • As a thank you Oedipus marries Queen Jocasta
  • Oedipus kills them not realizing it is his father
  • A plague of infertility strikes the city. Oedipus asserts that he will rid the plague.
  • Oedipus and Queen Jocasta find out he is her son they tried to get rid of
  • Hurt from the truth Queen Jocasta hangs herself and Oedipus later stabs his eyes out with her gold pins
  •  When Oedipus is trying to find the cause he goes to a man called Tiresias. Tiresias tells him he is the cause
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