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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:25 am    Post subject: General Sphinxyness. Reply with quote

How much can you talk about Sphinx?

They are cool and everything but can talk about them much?

I know! We could each state a fact about them, then maybe we could find out some unknown truths.

Okay, my fact is:

... Well I don't really know anything actually.
Ummm, they have human heads (a pharaoh's I presume) and a Lion's body.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: General Sphinxyness. Reply with quote

LMiss_Sunshine wrote:
Ummm, they have human heads (a pharaoh's I presume) and a Lion's body.
Not quite true. In Egypt there are three types of sphinx:

Androsphinx, which has the body of a lion with a human head, like the Great Sphinx.

Crisophinx, which has the body of a lion with a ram head.

Hierocosphinx, which has the body of a lion with a hawk's head.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The androsphinxes had different forms as well.

U have the androsphinx with a completely human head, just 'glued' to the body of the lion, but you have these beautiful androsphinxes as well, with the human head having the manes of a lion. (example showing Hatshepsut)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Well I'v leant something new already!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anybody got any more facts?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an avenue of Sphinxes in thebes.
The avenue of human-headed sphinxes runs more than a mile, between the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. A long, straight avenue like this is called a dromos. Most of this dromos remains buried under the modern city of Thebes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, those are crisosphinxes, lion's bodies with the head of a ram (symbolizing Amon).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm! Think
Verrrry interesting *strokes cat*

Seriously it is though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally found a closer view to one of these crisosphinxes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.egyptiandreams.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=81&ref=38 Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, u can't really spam your own site...
Looks nice actually.

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At the temple of Amun in Karnak, the sphinxes which flank the entrance of the First Pylon of Karnak combine the body of a lion with the head of a ram. The ram was a symbol of the god Amun for whom the temple was built. Each sphinx protects, between its forelegs, a standing statue of the Ramesses II.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm allowed to spam my own site - read the rules Wink

And it's your second spelling this time. The first one is American and is something not nice which comes out of your nose!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I doubted. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've resently been working on a report and on one of the sites I found said that the head of the Great Sphinx is that of Hu (authority), Ra's son. Is there any proof, or any other opinions on who's head it is?
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