Oedipus the king character map

Emily Varela

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sophocles

author of the play Oedipus
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Oedipus

Son of king and queen Merope and Polybus. birth son of Laius and Jocasta. Jocastas husband
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Laius

Husband of Jocasta. birth father of Oedipus. great grandson of Cadmus. killed in Thebes years after giving his son away.
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Jocasta

Laius wife. mother of Oedipus. becomes wife of Oedipus and has children with him without knowing its her son.
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King Polybus and Queen Merope

king and queen of Corinth. raise Oedipus
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Sphinx

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.
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Antigone and Ismene

daughters of Jocasta and Oedipus.
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Eteocles and Polynices

sons of Jocasta and Oedipus
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Creon

son in law of Oedipus
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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.
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Corinth

kingdom of Merope and Polybus
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Thebes

A city that was being attached by sphinx