Sphinx Picture

Okay here's the Sphinx for the month of February. I was thinking of giving her a scroll on her left arm (paw), but I guess she won't be needing a scroll written in it a list of riddles XD.

A Sphinx is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and the head of a human. (Meh! body of a lion XD dafuq no way I want to draw breasts! so I gave her a human body). In Greek tradition, it has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman. She is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. Unlike the Greek sphinx which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx). In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent in contrast to the malevolent Greek version and was thought of as a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples.

Hmmm.. I'd prefer the Egyptian Sphinx, guardian fits her better.

Well the Sphinx is famous for the riddles, and I think a lot of you know this one (Which was answered by Oedipus):

"Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?"

And by some accounts there was a 2nd riddle:

"There are two sisters: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first. Who are the two sisters?"

Anyway Sphinx? ME GUSTA
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