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►Greek Mythology: “The Sphinx and her Riddle”:

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"Oedipus and the Sphinx" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1808). “Oedipus and the Sphinx” by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1808).

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The Sphinx  (from the greek word Σφίγξ,  meaning “to squeeze”, “to tighten up”) was a female mythical creature with the body of a lion, the breast and head of a woman, eagle’s wings and, according to some, a serpent-headed tail.

According to Hesiod, the Sphinx was daughter of Orthus and Chimaera, born in the country of the Arimi (Theog. 326).

According to Sophocles, when King Laius of Thebes was murdered, by an unknown in a Phocian road, the king’s brother-in-law Creon came to power.

It was during his regency that the Sphinx came to  Thebes, as a punishment, sent by Hera, or, according to other accounts, by Hades, and  and gobbling up people

The Sphinx guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, and to have asked a…

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Written by Jude Cowell

December 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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  1. Hi Jude!.
    Thank you very much for sharing. I am beyond appreciative ⭐
    Wishing you a groovy weekend ahead. Aquileana 😀

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    Aquileana

    December 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    • Glad to share such a valuable post, great work as always! The Sphinx is eternally fascinatingly elusive to all.

      Curiously on 9/11/01, I was using my astrology software that morning w CNN on TV. At 1 pm ET, I took a break and asked the Tarot, Who did this? Answer: Ask the Sphinx.

      Jude

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      Jude Cowell

      December 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      • Amazing, Jude!… What a coincidence and how great that you know how to read the Tarot Cards!. Let me know if I can ask you a question for free, 😛
        All the best to you and happy weekend ahead. Aquileana 😀

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        Aquileana

        December 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      • A, please send a message to jude.cowell@hotmail.com so we can discuss your query. J

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        Jude Cowell

        December 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      • Excellent!… I will write you after Christmas. Happy Holidays Season dear Jude. Best wishes!. Aquileana 😀
        ★ ⭐ ⭐ ★ ⭐ ⭐ ★

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        Aquileana

        December 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm


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