Oedipus was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father.
In ''Oedipus Rex,'' Oedipus' father, Laius, never appears, having been killed before the play begins. Oedipus is the man who killed his father and married his mother. Laius was the king of the Greek city of Thebes who was trying to conceive a son with his wife, Jocasta.
Oedipus' Biological Parents: Laius and Jocasta. As it often happens in Greek mythology – and, who knows, maybe in life as well – the story of Oedipus starts.
It follows the story of King Oedipus of Thebes as he discovers that he has unwittingly killed his own father, Laius, and married his own mother, Jocasta. Over the.
Oedipus: Oedipus, in Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus's wife and.
One day, Oedipus goes to the Oracle of Delphi to find out who his real parents are. The Oracle doesn't see fit to tell him this, but she does tell him that he's.
When Oedipus was grown, he learned from the Delphic oracle that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He fled Corinth to escape this fate, believing his .
LAIUS is left an orphaned minor by his father Labdacus; AMPHION AND ZETHUS rule Thebes (Build the Cadmeia) and exile Laius (B. Powell.