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In Egypt there was a city called Thebes The king and Queen of Thebes were Lauis and Jocasta Lauis hear a prophecy that he will have a son who will grow up and kill him and take over his kingdom When the son is born Lauis has his feet pierced and him sent to be put on a mountain to die A messenger brings him to the mountain but doesnt have the heart to let him die so he give the boy to a man that takes him to the city of Corinth The king of Corinth is Polybus Polybus is given the boy by the messenger and raises him as his own When Oedipus is eighteen he is told a prophecy that he will kill his father and marry him mother After his eighteen-birthday party he leaves the city so that the prophecy will not come true In his travels one day he comes across a fork in the road He sees five men one of which is King Lauis of Thebes on horses and that crash into him Oedipus loses his temper and kills 4 of the five men After this he heads on and comes to the city of Thebes The city is blocked by a Sphinx which is the head of a woman and the body of a lion He is not allowed to pass unless he answers a riddle He answers the riddle right and is allowed to pass The people of Thebes are so grateful to him for getting rid of the sphinx they make him king He marries the queen Jocasta Years go by and they have a few kids Then a plaque hit Thebes A priest tells Oedipus that the Gods are angry and that the plaque will not be gone until Lauis murder is brought to justice Oedipus soon finds out that he is the murder and that the prophecy he was told is true and
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