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Mythology Meme -> Plays -> The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays by Sophocles tell the story of Oedipus who unknowingly fulfills the prophecy of murdering his father and marrying his mother. When the truth comes to light, Jocasta, Oedipus’ mother-wife, hangs herself while Oedipus stabs out his own eyes and later dies in exile. The end of Oedipus’ rule leads to a war between his two sons, Polynices and Eteocles, for control of Thebes. The two brothers kill each other in battle and Antigone’s quest to give Polynices a proper burial leads to her own death.