Oedipus the king character map
author of the play Oedipus
Son of king and queen Merope and Polybus. birth son of Laius and Jocasta. Jocastas husband
Husband of Jocasta. birth father of Oedipus. great grandson of Cadmus. killed in Thebes years after giving his son away.
Laius wife. mother of Oedipus. becomes wife of Oedipus and has children with him without knowing its her son.
King Polybus and Queen Merope
king and queen of Corinth. raise Oedipus
A monster that attacks Thebes. she has wings, a body of a lion and head of a woman. she kills those who don't answer her riddle. she kills herself when Oedipus answers her riddle.
Antigone and Ismene
daughters of Jocasta and Oedipus.
Eteocles and Polynices
sons of Jocasta and Oedipus
son in law of Oedipus
Oracle of Apollo
A place you go to have a priest transfers messages to people . He told Oedipus he would kill his father and marry his mother. He also told Laius that his son would kill him.
kingdom of Merope and Polybus
A city that was being attached by sphinx