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Charles-Amable Lenoir, Pandora detail, 19th century.
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The sphinx was a symbol in the ancient world with origins in Ethiopia and various forms in Egypt, Greece and all around the Mediterranean Sea. It was said in late lore that Hera or Ares sent the Sphinx from her Ethiopian homeland (the Greeks always remembered the foreign origin of the Sphinx) to Thebes in Greece where she asks all passersby the most famous riddle in history: “Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?” She strangled and devoured anyone unable to answer. Oedipus solved the riddle by answering: Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then uses a walking stick in old age.[13] By some accounts[14] (but much more rarely), there was a second 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?” The answer is “day and night” (both words are feminine in Greek). This riddle is also found in a Gascon version of the myth and could be very ancient.[15]  

Sphinx probably a table support Roman 120-140 CE from Monte Cagnolo outside Lanuvium near Rome, Italy by mharrsch on Flickr. Via Flickr: Piece exhibited as part of “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” assembled by The British Museum and Photographed at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.

Gustav Marx - In the Dusseldorf court Garden