A Man Was Born Before His Father Riddle

This riddle is a bit of a mind bender. A man is born before his father, but how is this possible? The answer to this riddle lies in the fact that the man’s father was born before him, but not in the traditional sense.

Riddle: There was a man who was born before his father, killed his mother, and married his sister. Yet, there was nothing wrong with what he had done. Why?


His father was there when he was born, so he was born before him. His mother died while giving birth to him, so he was raised by his father. He grew up to be a minister and married his sister at her ceremony.