Characters of Oedipus

Sophocles

The person who wrote 'Oedipus the King'.
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Laius

The husband of Jocasta and father of Oedipus
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Queen Jocasta

She is the wife of Laius and mother of Oedipus but later becomes Oedipus's wife.
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King Polybus

He is the husband of Queen Merope and ruler of Corinth
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Queen Merope

She is the wife of King Polybus and ruler of Corinth.
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Sphix

A winged monster with the head of a woman and the body of a lion who fail to answer her riddle.
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Ismene and Antigone

The two daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta
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Eteocles and Polynices

The two sons of Oedipus and Jocasta.
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Oedipus

The child of Laius and Jocasta and adoptive child King Polybus and Queen Merope. He is also proclaimed the savior of Thebes.
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Creon

The brother-in-law of Oedipus who was sent by Oedipus to the Oracle of Apollo to ask how to lift this blight.
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