another sphinx!


The name Sphinx comes from the Greek word ''Sphingo'' . The Sphinx had a unique body, with a body of a lion, wings of an eagle, and a head and breasts of a human female. The Sphinx was one of the offspring of Typhon who was eventually killed by Zues. The Greek Sphinx was the demon of death, destruction and bad luck. She sat on a rock in Thebes and she would give who ever passed a riddle. The riddle was "What animal walks on all four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening ?". Sphinx would strangle who ever did'nt answer it right. Oedious answerd it. He said "Man, who crawls on hands and knees, in manhood walks erect, and in old age, has aid with a staft. The Sphinx was so shocked that she fell off the rock and perished. THE END