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Sphinx - Wikipedia

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A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. In Greek .... In Greek mythology, a sphinx is represented as a monster with a head of a woman, the body of a .... All...

What animal body does the sphinx represent - Answers.com

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The sphinx's body represents a lion and has a human head. In Greektradition, it has the haunches of a lion, sometimes with the wingsof a great bird, and the face  ...

What does the Sphinx symbolize? | Reference.com

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The Sphinx has an unique design: a human-animal hybrid that combines a lion's body with a man's head. Ancient Egyptians considered such mixed Egyptians ...

What does the Sphinx represent? | Reference.com

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The Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt is generally believed to be a monument to the ... top of a lion's body was meant to suggest that Khafra's nature was also divine.

The Meaning of the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt

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But as Henry Fischer relates the head's attachment to the lion's body, it is "a ... Such images as the Great Sphinx may very well represent animal power tamed by ...

Sphinx - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Sep 8, 2012 ... A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion, most often with a ... a male head - human or animal; however, in ancient Greek culture the creature ... The sphinx was also commonly represented in both Assyrian and ...

The Great Sphinx: Its Meaning and Message - Light Omega

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The Sphinx represents the highest longing of mankind to transcend itself - to ... of a lion's body - a composite figure, part human, part animal - that rises out of the ...

Sphinx, Riddle of the Sphinx, Cultural Depictions, Mythology ...

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Wings were often added to the leonine body, and female sphinxes were also created ... To the ancient Egyptians, the Great Sphinx symbolically represented the Nile ... Its animal form, the lion, has long been a symbol associated with the sun in ...

sphinx | mythology | Britannica.com

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Jun 1, 2016 ... Sphinx, a mythological creature with a lion's body and a human head, ... The opposite convention, a human head and an animal body, was used for ... She often used the sphinx to represent a powerful or autonomous woman, ...

Sphinx Facts, Body, Breastplate, Schematics, Tunnels, Chambers ...

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No one is certain when the Sphinx was built nor what it represents, though many theories about its origin and purpose have been noted. It is commonly believed ...