The Great Beholder

The Great Sphinx of Giza (1), with the Pyramid of Khufu (2) in the background, Egypt 2010

(1) "The sphinx (Greek: Σφίγξ [sfiŋks], Boeotian: Φίξ [pʰiks], Arabic: أبو الهول‎ ʾabū l-hawl "father of dread") is a mythical creature with, at a minimum, the head of a human and the body of a lion.

In Greek tradition, it has the head of a human, the haunches of a lion, and sometimes the wings of a bird. It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx). In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent, but having a ferocious strength similar to the malevolent Greek version and both were thought of as guardians often flanking the entrances to temples."

(2) The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops)...

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digipan

digipan

posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 1 year ago

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posted 2 years ago

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posted 2 years ago

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