Oedipus Rex by Brayden Vanhoy

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In Film
  • -496 BCE

    Oedipus birth

    Oedipus birth
    Oedipus was born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta in the City of Thebes.
  • -496 BCE

    Baby Oedipus

    Baby Oedipus
    After hearing Oedipus' fate, Jocasta and Laius give their baby to a servant and order the servant to take Oedipus to the mountain for their baby to die.
  • -495 BCE

    Shepherd takes Oedipus

    Shepherd takes Oedipus
    A shepherd found Oedipus on the mountain and took him to the city of Corinth.
  • -494 BCE

    Oedipus in Corinth

    Oedipus in Corinth
    Oedipus is presented to King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth.
    Because they cannot have kids, they adopt Oedipus.
  • -480 BCE

    Oedipus' life in Corinth

    Oedipus' life in Corinth
    Oedipus lived in Corinth for many years with Polybus and Merope as his parents.
  • -477 BCE

    Oedipus heads to Thebes

    Oedipus heads to Thebes
    He leaves Corinth because he was told that his fate would be him killing his father and marrying his mother. He tried to escape his fate.
  • -477 BCE

    Oedipus and Laius

    Oedipus and Laius
    When Oedipus is heading to Thebes, he meets Laius at a crossroad. Oedipus kills him when Laius tries to run him over with a chariot.
  • -476 BCE

    Oedipus and the Sphinx

    Oedipus and the Sphinx
    When hearing about the Sphinx plaguing Thebes, Oedipus finds it. Oedipus solves the Sphinx's riddle and the causes the plague to end, saving Thebes
  • -475 BCE

    Oedipus becoming king

    Oedipus becoming king
    Because Oedipus solved the Sphinx's riddle and saved Thebes, he was named king.
  • -474 BCE

    Oedipus and Jocastas

    Oedipus and Jocastas
    As the king, he was presented Jocasta and marries her.
  • -451 BCE

    Oedipus Years Later

    Oedipus Years Later
    Oedipus and Jocasta have 4 kids together and live peacefully until a plague infects Thebes.
  • -450 BCE

    Creon arrives

    Creon arrives
    Creon, Oedipus' brother in law, arrives back from the Oracle to tell that the only way to get rid of the plague is to banish or to kill the man who killed Laius.
  • -449 BCE

    Tiresias tells Oedipus what he has done

    Tiresias tells Oedipus what he has done
    Tiresias, a blind prophet, tells Oedipus the truth. He tells how Oedipus fulfilled his fate but Oedipus does not believe him.
  • -449 BCE

    Oedipus' pride

    Oedipus' pride
    Oedipus does not believe Tiresias and accuses him of tyranny. His pride won't let him believe it.
  • -448 BCE

    News from Corinth

    News from Corinth
    Oedipus receives news that Polybus has died and was not his real father.
  • -448 BCE

    Oedipus realization

    Oedipus realization
    Oedipus realizes who he really is and how he has fulfilled his fate.
  • -447 BCE

    Jocasta's reaction

    Jocasta's reaction
    After coming to terms with realizing she married her son, Jocasta hangs herself.
  • -447 BCE

    Oedipus' eyes

    Oedipus' eyes
    After he sees his mother/wife dead, Oedipus gouges out his eyes so he won't see his parents in the afterlife.
  • -446 BCE

    Oedipus leaving Thebes

    Oedipus leaving Thebes
    Because he knows he was the killer of his father, Oedipus leaves Thebes with his daughter to save his city from the plauge
  • -445 BCE

    Oedipus after Blind

    Oedipus after Blind
    After leaving Thebes with Antigone, Oedipus arrives in Colonus.
  • -428 BCE

    Oedipus' ending

    Oedipus' ending
    After trying to outrun his fate, Oedipus and his daughter lived in Colonus until his death.