Hagiwara Hideo: Mythology - Sphinx - Artelino

Artist: Hagiwara Hideo

Title: Mythology - Sphinx

Date: 1965.

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"Sphinx" from the series, Mythology. She was often represented as a winged lion with a woman's head, who guarded the entrance of the Greek city of Thebes. The Myth noted that Sphinx asked the history's most famous riddle to the travellers: "Which creature in the morning goes on four feet, at noon on two, and in the evening upon three?" She killed anyone who were unable to answer... The hero, Oedipus solved the riddle: " It is a human�who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and walks on three with a cane in old age".

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