The Great Old Legend of Sphinx
The mythical creature with a head of a woman and the body of a lion, or sphinx in other words, is known as a guardian in greek and other mythologies. The most known is the one guarding the pyramides in Egypt. But, there is a great old legend of sphinx. It says that the Sphinx was the most cruel guardian ever known. It wouldn’t let anybody pass by her unless he/she solves her riddle. The legend says that no one could solve the riddles, no one except for Oedipus. When he came her way, she asked him a riddle – What is it that goes on for legs in the morning, on two at the noon and on three in the evening? Do you know the correct answer?
Well, anyway, Oedipus solved it out, saying that it was a man – four legs in the morning represent baby time, when a man (baby) crawls, the two legs at noon is a presentation of a groun-up man that walks all by himself, and three legs in the evening (of our lives) is a picture of a man with a walking stick, so there are practically three legs. So the great old legend got a solution. After that, in rage, Sphinx threw herself off the cliff and died. Nevertheless, there is still one in Egypt, so we can go there and see are there any questions more for human kind to solve.