Riddle Me This... Picture

High on a Greek mountain pass leading into the city of Thebes there dwelt a creature known as the Sphinx--or 'strangler'. The body of a lioness, the wings of an eagle, the tail of a snake--and the ferocity of all three--surmounted with the head of a woman.

Travelers on their way into the city would find their progress blocked by the fearsome beast, who refused to allow them to pass unless they could answer the riddle she posed. It was the rare soul who was able to reason out the correct response.

And if their answer didn't appease the Sphinx... Well, those who guessed wrongly never returned to tell their tales. But the scattered bones that were often found on the road to Thebes told stories enough.



It's a Sphinx!
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