Objects & Places from Oedipus the King

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Thebes - This is the city in which all events take place. It is deteriorating with infertile soil, and women who are giving birth only to stillborns. As a result, its ruler wants to find out what is wrong and has sent a family member to an oracle, who says that there is someone living in the city who is of bad blood.

Sphinx's riddle - The city was cursed by this, which the current king solved when he first came to the city. As a result, the current king was considered the savior of the city, and people expect him to save the city again from its current troubles.

Shrine - Every time someone has a problem, they go to this honoring place for the appropriate god to pray. The common belief is that the gods will solve problems or show people the road to a...

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