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3 articles for "Sphinx"

Sphinx [DeVore]

The most famous sphinx in Greek mythology was that of Thebes in Boetia, mentioned by Hesiod. It was symbolic of the fixed types of the four elements: the body of a bull-Taurus; the feet and tail of a lion-Leo; the wings of the eagle-Scorpio; a human head-Aquarius. Variations are found in all parts of the ancient world, showing its art influence upon those who knew naught of its symbolic significance. of interest is the parallel found in Ezekiel's description of the Markaba. (Ez. 1:10.)


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