How did Polybos come to raise Oedipus as his own son?
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After their marriage, King Laius of Thebes and his wife Jocasta were warned by the Delphic Oracle that should they have a son that son would kill Laius and marry Jocasta. It was not long after this warning that Jocasta gave birth to a son. Fearing the prophecy Laius pierced and bound the infant's feet and left him to die on a mountain side. A shepherd found the child and brought him to his king, King Polybius of Corinth. Polybus raised the child as his own, naming him Oedipus, which means "swollen-foot".