OEDIPUS | MYTH´S TALE
ANIMATION BY JAVIER CHAVARRÍA
Oedipus, son of Laius and Jocasta, without knowing, carries out the prophecy: "You will kill your father and marry your mother."
His parents, Thebes kings, order his death when he was born to avoid the prophecy. But the servant in charge of his execution gives him to a shepherd. And, at his return to Corinto, he gives him to the Kings.
Over the years, he learned the prophecy and, terrorized, escapes far away from who he believes are his parents. He runs into a night and kills him in dispute. He was Laius, his father.
He arrives to a city and frees it from its enemies. Jocasta, the queen, decides to marry the hero.
The prophecy is accomplished. Incest attracts Gods rage, who cast an epidemic.
Jocasta goes mad and hangs herself. Oedipus tears off his eyes.