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According to Greek mythology, Zeus once wanted to build this temple. According to Greek mythology, Mother Earth is a goddess named Gaya. Zeus asked, he will temple on the navel of the gear. He sent an eagle east and a west to find the gear navel. The meeting point of the two eagles is where the navel is located. The name of this place in this temple in Delphi was Chrissa, later it was named Paithia (again many say Pytho). But there is a myth behind this naming. A huge dragon named Python used to guard the place of this temple i.e. the navel of the gear.

But the danger is the monster Python. He will not leave the navel of the gear in any way, in the end Zeus's son Apollo, the god of the sun, melody, truth and fortune, killed the reptile.

Python may be named after the monster Python, and many disagree, saying it is named after the nun Python. Regardless of the naming, this temple has always had a special value to the people of Greece. Even a couple of thousand years ago, the people of Greece would have rushed to this oracle to find solutions to various problems, futures and questions. So it is only natural that there should be various myths about the Delphi Temple and the Oracle.

Perhaps the most tragic story of destiny is that of King Laius and his son Oedipus. Literary writers like Homer and Hidias have written plays based on this story.

Laius, the king of the region who once lived in Thebes, had a queen named Jocasta. By the grace of the gods their happiness knew no bounds. But like every fairy tale they had only one problem. Lias had no children. At one point, he and the Queen swore allegiance to the Oracle in Delphi. It is better to say one thing here. Much of Delphi's Oracle was enigmatic. The priests of the temple would come up with an understandable solution. The gist of what the Oracle of Delphi told King Laius was that the king would soon have a son, but the king should kill the child. Otherwise, this child will grow up and kill his own father and marry his own mother. The king was saddened by Delphi's prophecy.

As the years went by, a son came across their lap. Fearing that the prophecy would come true, King Laius ordered a hole to be drilled in his son's ankle to prevent the child from crawling. At the funeral, Queen Jocasta handed the son over to the maid to leave in the forest of the mountain valley.

The maid handed the child over to a shepherd in the mountains, as if to throw the child into the forest. The mountain was on the border of two kingdoms, Thebes and Corinth, Thebes on one side and Corinth on the other. Maya is for the shepherd boy's child. He gave the baby to another well-known shepherd on the other side of the hill, not leaving the fox-vulture to eat. The shepherd thought that the child might stay in Corinth, never knowing that the boy was the prince of Thebes.

Meanwhile, Polybus, king of Corinth, and Queen Merap had no children. Fortunately, they adopted this baby and named him Oedipus. And continue to nurture like your own child. Oedipus continues to become valiant in valor. In this way many years have passed. Everything was going well. Then one day the trouble started suddenly.

At one point in the argument, a drunken man tells Oedipus that he is not the king's real son, but the child he has picked up. The sky seemed to fall on the head of Oedipus. He immediately asks his parents about it and wants to know the real truth. Naturally his foster parents try to convince him not to listen to the drunk, Oedipus is their own son. At that time, Oedipus did nothing else, but he still had a problem.

Oedipus's mind never calmed down. He thought that only the Oracle of Delphi could find the right answer and that whatever the answer was, his mental turmoil would go away. When asked about his parents, Oracle of Delphi warned him not to face his parents in any way, otherwise his father's death would be written in his hand, and he would marry his mother.

Oedipus thinks the storm is blowing. He realized that since his father's death was written in his hand, he should not return to Corinth in any way. He decided to go to Thebes, a town near the Temple of Delphi.

On the way to Thebes, one has to cross a three-lane junction called Davila. While Oedipus was crossing this road, a small accident happened with a horse-drawn carriage. The driver started arguing with Oedipus. Oedipus the prince and one of the best warriors of Corinth. On the other hand, no one else was driving the horse-drawn carriage, Lias himself, the king of this region! He was amazed at Oedipus' defiance. From a minor accident, the quarrel escalates to the point where they call each other to a duel. Did they know that father and son were going to face each other?

Whatever he is, he has guessed the result! Oedipus killed King Laius. An eyewitness to this incident was a newly escaped slave.

The death of the king casts a shadow of mourning over the kingdom. No one knows the identity of the king's killer, and why he killed the king. They performed the king's funeral with great pomp. In the king's absence, the queen and her brother Crayon ruled. The Crown declares that the Sphinx will be able to give the correct answer to his question in the face of the King of Thebes, as well as Queen Jocasta's husband.

The Sphinx is a monster with a lion's body and a human head, guarding the entrance to Thebes. Whenever a person enters the city that way, he has to face the Sphinx. The Sphinx who can answer the question correctly can enter the city, otherwise he will have to face death. The Sphinx questions were a lot like puzzles. Earlier, many wise, talented, warriors and slaves were trapped in his puzzle.

Oedipus encounters the Sphinx on his way to Thebes. The Sphinx asks him, "Which animal walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the afternoon?"

Oedipus understood the answer, gave the answer - man. Man crawls on all fours in childhood, walks on two legs in youth, and in the evenings of life he has to walk on sticks. The answer was correct, and the Sphinx allowed him to enter Thebes, and Oedipus became an overnight hero to the Thebes.

Oedipus married Queen Jocasta with great pomp as promised. Within a year, a baby boy was born on the queen's lap. His name is Etiocles. And within a few years, three more children were born by lighting their house. One son and two daughters, the sons are named Polynesis and the daughters are named Ismin and Antigone respectively. Oedipus and Jocasta were a happy couple. The people of the state were happy with the efficient management of Oedipus. And Oedipus was happy to think that he had not killed his father, Polybus, king of Corinth. Let Delphi's prophecy be avoided! But happiness does not last forever.

The gods were very dissatisfied with all these injustices. Plague and famine descended on the kingdom under the curse of the gods. The farmers could not produce any crop. Not only humans but also domestic animals were being affected by the disease. Every step was taken to put an end to this tragic incident. When all else failed, Oedipus ordered Oracle to find a way out. Oracle said that the solution to this problem lay in the death of King Laius, and that a proper investigation into the death of the king would free the gods from this curse.

The search was completed under the direct supervision of Oedipus. Oedipus did not even know that he was looking for himself!

At one stage of the investigation, the slave who witnessed the incident testified that Oedipus was the killer that day. Oedipus still could not believe everything. Queen Jokasta but then understood what to understand. Oedipus's ankle scratched and realized that this was the son they were sure of dying. Jokasta went to his room and closed the door. Oedipus, however, was not so sure then. He continued to search. At one point, when the two shepherds came and testified, Oedipus had no choice but to accept.

Jocasta committed suicide in grief, and in desperation Oedipus untied the pin of his shirt and pulled his two eyes out of the hole with it.

The blind Oedipus spends the rest of his life in an uninhabited forest near Athens. Among the children at this time he had only his daughter Antigone by his side. Theseus, king of Athens, extended his hand of sympathy to Oedipus. Under his direct supervision, this unfortunate man spent his last days in comfort. But Oedipus was extremely upset with his two sons. Sometimes they cursed because of such negligence towards their father. In the end, Oedipus died, ending all sorrow.

Meanwhile, due to the departure of Oedipus, a problem arose between the two brothers, Itiocles and Polynesis, over who would be in power. In the end Rafa is - one person will sit on the throne every year. The first king was Etiocles. But a year later he refused to relinquish power. The war between the two brothers started. No one won this bloody war. The two brothers died at each other's hands. Opportunistic crayons took the opportunity to ascend the throne, and declared Polynesis unfaithful. Instead of burying his body, Crayon told him to throw it into the forest so that the wild beasts could eat it. Antigone could not accept the condition of his brother's body. Mama pleaded with Crayon to bury her brother's body. Stay away from listening to your niece's cries, on the contrary, the crayon ordered her to be trapped alive in a dark cave until death, and with only a day's worth of food.

Hameon, the son of Crayon, had been protesting his father's wrongdoing from the very beginning. From an early age, Antigone was his fiance, and he could not accept the death penalty for his future wife.

Meanwhile, in Thebes, the worshiper of the god Apollo was a blind saint named Thiresius. He came to the court of Crayon and told him of the displeasure of the gods for his wrongdoing.

Hearing the dissatisfaction of the gods, the king came to his senses. But it was all over when his son and he went to rescue the antigens. Antigua could no longer tolerate so much injustice in this world. He has chosen suicide rather than dying in the dark. Seeing the cruel consequences of her love, Hemion could no longer stay. Rebelled against the king. In the end, however, he could not kill his father, he chose to die like a lover. Meanwhile, mother Eurydice committed suicide out of anger and grief after hearing the news of her son's death. Eventually King Crayon discovered that all his family had died.

And so the tragedy ended with Delphi's Oracle being proven true. The Greeks therefore believed that there was no escape from destiny. For example, they used to tell the story of King Laius, how the king had to be defeated by destiny despite hundreds of attempts.

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intresting article dear keep it doing

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Your article destiny is really good

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Awesome article. And historic too.

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Oedipus's mind never calmed down. it's nice article.

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