The rumors blame thieves/robbers for Laius' death.

He must be one who is highly renowned and prosperous -- a personage like Oedipus, Thyestes, or other illustrious men of such families. -- XIIIThis passage continues to cause problems.

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The sphinx appeared (she must have beensent by the gods), and Oedipus solved her riddle (the chorussays he must have been guided by the gods.) Teiresiascould not solve the riddle, or detect the killer -- thanksto "the gods".

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Oedipus explains (really for the audience's benefit) thathe has sent Creon (Jocasta's brother) to the oracle of thegod Apollo atDelphi to get an answer.

(None of this makes much sense.

The most famous example (Nostradamus and the gray monk in Varenneswoods) continues to be told, even though the tale of Louis XVIbeing disguised as a monk when he was captured thereis just a lie. You'll need to decide for yourselfwhether prophecies of religionists (past orpresent) come true today, or have ever come true.

In one version, there was a dispute over right-of-way on a bridge.

Believing in predestination frees people from worry. Talking about unalterabledestiny is extremely popular among soldiers going into battle -- a powerful antidoteto obessive fear that would slow or distract a warrior.

Soon Oedipus's smarts saved the town of Thebes, and he was made king.

All four students have to take part, with each taking on a particular role: Oedipus, Ismene, Antigone, and Theseus. Oedipus may leave his daughters behind, but we're not going to do that with any of the students. Oh, and the dramatic piece should be four minutes long, meaning the script should be about 200 words in length.

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Soldiers tell each other, "If the bullethas your name on it, you will die." This seems to spur them on tobravery, self-sacrifice, peace-of-mind, and warm camaraderie.

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Step 2: Next up, they're going to stage a short section of the play that we only hear about and never see, when Oedipus says goodbye to his daughters and is swallowed up by the earth, literally.

The kindness he was shown at the end made the city itself blessed.

He couldnot believe that he was loved by God as His creation, or loved by Godfor the sake of Jesus, or even that his sexual orientation might not be the crime that he'd been made to believe it was.