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The Sphinx

The Religious Affiliation of
The Sphinx
 

Religion: Egyptian classical religion; Greco-Roman classical religion CBR Scale: M

Name: The Sphinx

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel British Film Institute

First Appearance: Oedipus Rex (429 B.C.) - vol. 1 in Theban plays series

Creators: Sophocles

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Gender: male

Note: presented Oedipus with riddle

In the play Oedipus Rex, the main character Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx, which was: "What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three in the evening?" The answer: "man."


This character is in the following 5 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers (vol. 1) #71 (Dec. 1969): "Endgame!" (statue)
Marvel Knights 4 #16 (May 2005): "Divine Time, Part 2" (mentioned)
Oedipus Rex (429 B.C.) - vol. 1 in Theban plays series
The Torch #2 (Dec. 2009) (mentioned)
X-Men (vol. 1) #55 (Apr. 1969): "The Living Pharaoh!" (mentioned)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus_the_King
  - http://www.essortment.com/all/oedipusandth_rzul.htm
  - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076625/