mother and wife of king Laius of Thebes. Laius had left his baby boy to die
on a mountain, after an oracle had told him he would be killed by his son.
The baby was rescued by a shepherd who named him Oiedipus and gave him king
Polybus of Corinth.
A grown man, Oedipus was told by an oracle that he would kill his father, and thus left Corinth to spare Polybus. He then met a man whom he thought was a bandit, and killed him, not knowing tha man was his biological father Laius.
He then went to Thebes, where he killed a monster and got Queen Jocasta as a prize whom he married.
The couple had two sons: Eteocles and Polynices, and two daughters: Antigone and Ismene. Jocasta took her own life when she found out who Oedipus really was.