Religion: Egyptian classical religion; Greco-Roman classical religion
Name: The Sphinx
Publisher(s): British Film Institute
First Appearance: Oedipus Rex (429 B.C.) - vol. 1 in Theban plays series
Number of Appearances: 1
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."
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