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Sphinxes (Mythology)

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LC classificationDT62.S7
Topical headingSphinxes (Mythology)
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See alsoMythology
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Mythology, Classical
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Found inValency, M.J. Conversation with a sphinx, c1980.
Britannica Micro. (sphinx, composite creature with lion's body and human head. The name is Greek, and the sphinx is famous in Greek legend as an omniscient being who posed a riddle no man but Oedipus could answer ... In ancient Near Eastern art the monster is well known, the earliest and perhaps most famous example being the colossal recumbant Sphinx at Giza, Egypt ...)
Oxford Classical Dict. (Sphinx, a mythological monster, with human head and the body of a lion. Originating in Egypt, probably as a type of the king, the Sphinx became known early to Syrians, Phoenicians, and Mycenaean Greeks ...)