" This boy, he will kill his father and then marry his own mother!" this is the main plot of The gods Are Not To Blame, which was adapted from Oedipus The King By Ola Rotimi. the author,Sophocles was born in 210 BC, and the play has its origins in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer,
" I also saw Epicaste whose awful lot it was to marry his own son without suspecting it . he married her after having killed his father, but the gods proclaimed the whole story to the world; Whereupon he remained the king of Thebes, in great grief for the spite of the gods had borne him. but Epicaste went to the house of the mighty Jailor Hades, having hanged herself for grief, and the avenging spirits hunted him as for an outraged mother- to his ruining bitterly after."
Ths is the origin of Oedipus The King, from which The gods Are Not To Blame was adapted. The Origin, Summary and Analysis of The gods Are Not To Blame is a critical look at The Iliad, The Odyssey and some of the award winning plays that they inspired, including an analysis of Oedipus The King in conjunction with The gods Are Not To Blame.
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