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what was the fate of oedipus and wahat he was trying to avoid

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asked Jul 30, 2013 in Ancient Greece by mariaponce Newbie (120 points)
   

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When his mother learned her new husband was her son, she hung herself. In grief, he took a pin from her dress and poked his eyes causing blindness and the city had him exiled but they later begged him to return in hopes of ending a war. He instead wandered into a tree filled land, where he remained. . He had been told by an oracle he would kill his father and bring disaster to the city and his family. Despite efforts to avoid the prophecy being fulfilled, the prophecy was fulfilled
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