Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

Name the 5 gods that the chorus members pray to . Why would the pray to these particular gods?


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The Chorus prays to three gods in Lines 159-202


"If before now you have ever driven off a fiery plague

to keep away disaster from the city and have banished it,

then come to us this time as well!"

"O Zeus’ golden daughter,

send your support and strength,

your lovely countenance!"


"Dionysus with his radiant face—

may he come to us with his flaming torchlight..."


"O father Zeus, with your lighting blast

let Ares be destroyed!"