The Folk Tale We don't know whether there was a historical Oedipus. Laius and Jocasta were king and queen of Thebes, a town in Greece. One day, they had a baby boy.
One day he called them all to him and said to them, "My daughters, how much do you love me? The princess called to them, "Where are you going? Stay here; my father did not tell you to leave me alone in the jungle.
The princess waited in the palanquin under the tree, and it was now evening, and the servants had not come back. She was very much frightened and cried bitterly. At last she went to sleep, and slept for a little while.
When she awoke she found in her palanquin some food on a plate, and a little water, that God had sent her while she slept. She ate the food and drank the water, and then she felt happier, for she thought, "God must have sent me this food and water. She walked on, till, deep in the jungle, she came to a beautiful palace, which did not belong to her father, but to another king.
The gate was shut, but she opened it, and went in.
She looked all about, and thought, "What a beautiful house this is, and what a pretty garden and tank! She went into the house, and through all the rooms.
In one room she saw a dinner ready to be eaten, but there was no one to eat it. At last she came to a room in which was a splendid bed, and on it lay a king's son covered with a shawl.
She took the shawl off, and then she saw he was very beautiful, and that he was dead. His body was stuck full of needles. She sat down on the bed, and there she sat for one week, without eating, or drinking, or sleeping, pulling out the needles.
Then a man came by who said to her, "I have here a girl I wish to sell. At the end of other two weeks the princess had pulled out all the needles from the king's body, except those in his eyes.
Then the king's daughter said to her servant-girl, "For three weeks I have not bathed. Get a bath ready for me, and while I am bathing sit by the king, but do not take the needles out of his eyes. I will pull them out myself.
Then she got the bath ready; but when the king's daughter had gone to bathe, she sat down on the bed, and pulled the needles out of the king's eyes.
As soon as she had done so, he opened his eyes, and sat up. He thanked God for bringing him to life again.
Then he looked about, and saw the servant-girl, and said to her, "Who has made me well and pulled all the needles out of my body?
Then he thanked her and said she should be his wife. When the princess came from her bath, she found the king alive, and sitting on his bed talking to her servant.
When she saw this she was very sad, but she said nothing. The king said to the servant-maid, "Who is this girl? Every day the king said, "Can this lovely girl be really a servant? She is far more beautiful than my wife.
What would you like me to bring for you when I return? And she knew, too, what would be in hers if the king could get one for her, although these boxes contain sometimes one thing and sometimes another. The king had never heard of such a box, and did not know what it was like; so he went to every country asking all the people he met what sort of box was a sun-jewel box, and where he could get it.
At last one day, after a fruitless search, he was very sad, for he thought, "I have promised the servant to bring her a sun-jewel box, and now I cannot get one for her; what shall I do? In it he saw a jungle, and in the jungle a fakir who, when he slept, slept for twelve years, and then was awake for twelve years.9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Mythology: The Story of My Father and His Son My father was not a very good man.
He was an alcoholic, womanizer and physically abusive to his wives (he was married twice) and his children. He had a genius mind, with a simpleton's attention span. Enjoying "Oedipus the King", by Sophocles Ed Friedlander MD [email protected] This website collects no information.
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