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Wrong! No: Oedipus' injury was inflicted after birth. To ensure he stayed where he was abandoned , and didn't crawl off to some kind of safety (?), Oedipus ankles were skewered - presumably by the Old Shepherd - although I like the scene in Pasolini's Edipo Re where the baby is carried out on to the mountain already fixed on a pole, like some pathetic hunting trophy.