Oedipus trial Picture

The Sphinx had the face and chest of a woman, the feet and tail of a lion, and the wings of a bird. She sat on Mount Phikion and asked the Thebans a riddle:

"What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?"

Each time the Thebans gave a wrong answer, she ate one of them.
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