The most famous Sphinx is the Egyptian Sphinx, but there were Sphinxes all over the ancient world. What were the ancients trying to tell us with Sphinxes? Symbolically Sphinxes were guardians of entrances. I have shown in previous work how cherubs are actually Sphinxes, but what is the meaning of the Sphinx? In order to answer that we must look at how the Sphinxes were used in legends and myths. To actually understand a symbol you must go back to the origin.
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