oedipus rex

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  • -496 BCE

    Oedipus is born

    Oedipus is born
    Oedipus is born to King Laius and Jocasta.
  • -495 BCE

    Oedipus is abandoned

    Oedipus is abandoned
    Oedipus is left to die on a mountainside by Laus with his hands and feet tied up because of what the oracle fated him.
  • -494 BCE

    Oedipus is found

    A shepherd found Oedipus and took pity on him.
  • -493 BCE

    Oedipus is adopted

    Oedipus is adopted
    Oedipus is then adopted by King Polybus of Corinth and his wife.
  • -480 BCE

    Oedipus visits Delphi

    Oedipus visits Delphi
    Oedipus visits Delphi and learns he is fated to kill his father and marry his mother.
  • -475 BCE

    Oedipus leaves Corinth

    After hearing the news about his fate, Oedipus decides to leave Corinth and never come back.
  • -470 BCE

    Oedipus runs into Laius

    While traveling towards Thebes, Oedipus runs into Laius.
  • -465 BCE

    Oedipus kills Laius

    Oedipus kills Laius
    When running into Laius, he provokes a quarrel and Oedipus kills him.
  • -464 BCE

    Oedipus finds the Sphinx

    Oedipus finds Thebes plagued by the Sphinx with riddles that destroy those who can't solve it.
  • -462 BCE

    Oedipus solves the Sphinx

    Oedipus solves the Sphinx
    Oedipus solved the riddle, causing the Sphinx to kill herself.
  • -450 BCE

    Oedipus is crowned king

    Oedipus is crowned king
    As a reward of killing the Sphinx, he is given the Throne of Thebes.
  • -448 BCE

    Oedipus gets with the queen

    As another result of killing the Sphinx, Oedipus is rewarded with the hand of the queen, who happens to be his mother, Jocasta.
  • -447 BCE

    Oedipus has his first child

    Jocasta gives birth to Eteocles.
  • -446 BCE

    Oedipus has his second child

    Jocasta gives birth to Polyneices.
  • -445 BCE

    Oedipus has his third child

    Oedipus has his third child
    Jocasta gives birth to Antigone.
  • -444 BCE

    Oedipus has his fourth child

    Jocasta gives birth to Ismene.
  • -443 BCE

    A messenger brings news.

    A messenger comes with news about Oedipus's birth.
  • -442 BCE

    Jocasta tells Oedipus not to dig

    Oedipus urges Oedipus to not dig deeper into the truth of his birth.
  • -441 BCE

    Oedipus finds the shepherd

    Oedipus finds the Shepherd that was hired to leave Oedipus to die and learns he took pity of him.
  • -440 BCE

    Oedipus finds the real truth

    The shepherd reveals that Oedipus's wife, and his mother, is the one that gave him away.
  • -439 BCE

    The queen is dead

    The queen is dead
    After Jocasta learns the truth, she kills herself.
  • -438 BCE

    Oedipus finds out about Jocasta

    Oedipus finds Jocasta and is heartbroken and hates himself.
  • -437 BCE

    Oedipus is blind

    Oedipus is blind
    Oedipus gauges out his eyes and goes blind.
  • -436 BCE

    Oedipus is exiled

    Oedipus is exiled
    Oedipus is exiled out of Thebes.