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Oedipus explains the riddle o the Sphinx, bi Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, c. 1805

Oedipus (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Oidípous meanin "swollen fit") wis a meethical Greek keeng of Thebes, the son an killer o Laius, son an consort o Jocasta, an faither an sibling o Polynices, Eteocles, Antigone, an Ismene. A tragic hero in Greek meethology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled the prophecy, despite his efforts nae tae, that he would end up killin his faither an marryin his mither, tharebi bringin disaster tae his ceety an faimily.