Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

Why did Oedipus go to Delphi and what was he told there?


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Oedipus sent Creon to Delphi. He did not go there himself. Creon is told that in order to save the city, they must “Drive out a pollution…. Grown ingrained within the land” (98-9) - namely the murderer of Laius.