Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Egyptian Mythology: Sphinx

Sphinx (Picture)

more popular than the Greek's sphinx, Egypt's Sphinx was a zoomorphic figure, a lion or lioness with a human head. occasionally with the head of a hawk or ram. the role of sphinx was as temple guardians, placed with royal tombs or temples. it quickly became traditional n many pharaohs had their heads carved on the guardian statues, showing closeness with the powerful Sekhmet (the warrior goddess of Egypt in lioness form).

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