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Oedipus was a victime of fate his futur was foretold by an Oracle he had no way of knowing that his wife was his mother nor that the stranger he killed was his father Oedipus could not prevent his own downfall Oedipus was the king of Thebes he became king when he cured the city of a deadly plague He cured the plague by solving the riddle of the mythical creature the Sphinkx Now the city is suffering from another plague and as king Oedipus must solve the riddle of this one When Oedipus was born he was taken to an Oracle this was custom for the rich The Oracle was to tell his fate The Oracle said that when Oedipus grows up he will marry his mother and he would also kill his father Why Loxias declared that I should one day marry my own mother And with my own hands shed my fathers bool Wherefore Corinth I have kept away far for long years and prosperd none the less it is most sweet to see ones parents facep36 ln1-6 When his parents herd this they gave Oedipus to a man and he was to get rid of the baby by leaving it in the forest but an servant of Polybus the king of Corinth finds the baby and brings him to the king The king falls in love with the baby and takes him in as one of his own Oedipus left Corinth to avoid his foretold fate he went to Thebes On his journey he ran into a caravan at the crossroads before entering Thebes This caravan was of the present King of Thebes Laius but Oedipus did not know that The people on the caravan started insulting Oedipus Oedipus lost his temper and in a rage he killed them all except for one servant who escaped I found myself upon the self-same spot where you say the
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