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He kills his father and sleeps with his mother, bearing children by her.

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Q: What does Oedipus unknowingly do to his father and mother?
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What unknowingly terrible crime did oedipus commit?

Oedipus unwittingly ended up killing his father and marrying his mother.

Which tragic King from classical mythology unknowingly killed his father and married his mother?


What is the difference between Kronos in Greek mythology and Oedipus in 'Oedipus Rex'?

That Oedipus unknowingly kills his father whereas Kronos knowingly wounds but does not kill his father is the difference between Kronos in Greek mythology and Oedipus in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Kronos, upon his mother Gaia's urging, castrates his father, Uranus, and exiles him from the earth. Contrarily, Oedipus unknowingly kills his own father, King Laius. Thus, Kronos knowingly gives his father a non-fatal wound whereas Oedipus unknowingly murders his own father.

Did Antigone's father kill his wife?

No, Antigone's father didn't kill his wife. Antigone's father was Theban King Oedipus. Her mother was Theban Queen Jocasta. Antigone's father unknowingly killed Laius, his father and his King. He unknowingly married his own mother. The knowledge of the incest, parricide, and regicide resulted in Queen Jocasta committing suicide and in Oedipus blinding himself.

What character in Oedipus rex challenges the gods with attempted murder?

No character in Oedipus Rex challenges the gods with attempted murder. Oedipus unknowingly killed his father and married his mother as it had been predicted in a prophecy.

Who is Kind Laius?

Laius was the king of Thebes, the father of Oedipus by Jocasta and later killed unknowningly by his son who than unknowingly married his mother.

Who was accused to of killed Laius?

The son of Laius, Oedipus killed his father unknowingly.

Did the Delphic oracles come true or did Oedipus kill his mother in 'Oedipus Rex'?

The Delphic Oracles came true, and Theban King Oedipus didn't kill his own mother, Theban Queen Jocasta. It was predicted that Oedipus would become a killer of his own father and a sex offender with his own mother. Albeit unknowingly, he indeed killed his father, Theban King Laius. Albeit unknowingly once again, he wedded and bedded his own mother. Years later, when Jocasta realized the true identity of her second husband, she killed herself.

Who was the King of Thebes and the father of Oedipus?

Laius is the King of Thebes and the father of Oedipus. By his death, his son Oedipus takes his place, literally, both personally and professionally. Specifically, Oedipus becomes the successor King of Thebes and the husband of Laius' grieving widow, Theban Queen Jocasta.The problem is that on the way, albeit unknowingly, Oedipus kills his father and sovereign and marries, and has children with, his own mother.

What was unluky about laius fatherhood?

That his son Oedipus would unknowingly kill him and marry his mother Jocasta.

Why is Oedipus scared of merope?

He isn't afraid of her, per se. However, it had been predicted by an oracle that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother. He had been adopted by Polybus and Merope of Corinth, but he viewed them as his father and mother. He went on to fulfill that prophecy by unknowingly killing his biological father, Laius of Thebes, and solving the riddle of the Sphinx to marry his biological mother Jocasta.

Does Oedipus kill his father and marry his mother?

Yes, Theban King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. He does both deeds unknowingly. While running away from home, he responds in kind to the violence of a stranger over the right of way at a crossroads. That stranger is old enough to be Oedipus' father, and they resemble each other. Oedipus then goes on to Thebes, where Theban Queen Jocasta is a recent widow. She's old enough to be his mother, and they may or may not resemble each other in some feature or quirk of personality or character.As it turns out, the stranger is Oedipus' father, Theban King Laius. Jocasta is Laius' widow and mother of his only child. So she's Oedipus' mother.

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