The Meaning and Historical Significance of Sphinx

Explorers are continually perplexed and confused trying to decode the meaning and importance of the sphinx that is located in front of the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Sphinx is a mysterious statue with a Lion’s paws, Eagle’s wings, a Human face, and a Bull’s body. This has become a root of academic discussion over what it all means and what it does not. 

Today, I try to discuss the subject of the Sphinx and what it historically stood for.

There are two accounts of what the sphinx is all about. The first version is the Egyptian version, which, dates back to the time of the construction of the Pyramid of Giza. The second version is the story of the sphinx and the riddle. The story goes that a sphinx mystically appeared in a town and gave villagers a riddle

What is it that walks with four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening? 

Anyone who did not answer the riddle was killed until Oedipus came up to answer the question. The Sphinx, lost, threw itself over the cliff and perished.

The Sphinx in this sense is solely representing thought that has been designed by human beings which results in strong ties of abilities. Reflecting on such capacities results in a vicious cycle: a head with several snakes represents hair and the more you remove the hair, the more they grow back. Hence no improvement is ever made in the issue of redemption from the vice. Many clairvoyants regard some of these symbols as gods and elevate them to that level. But this particular form has a lot to do with womanhood and motherhood.

The Egyptian story narrates that Sphinx is the same stone of the four living creatures mentioned in the bible book of Revelations, which comprises of the Eagle, the Lion, The Ram with Human Countenance, and the Bull. All these are represented in the Zodiac signs of Leo, Aries, and Taurus. So, maybe it has something to do with constellations? 

What do you think it meant?

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