werewolfoverlord12 said: *knocks quietly, steps in quietly* i do apologize for the interruption (and i've no idea why i'm suddenly nervous about this either... eh...) but i was wondering... if you had any information, or sources, about... sphinxes? I know it's an odd thing to ask about, but... long story short i'm writing a story and am trying to develop my own version of the Sphinx, but as of late i only know of two, and i'm not sure if their's any mythology/legends about Sphinxes in Egypt.
There are two kinds of sphinx- standing (mai) and recumbant (ru). Sphinxes are there for protection and they are solar in nature. That’s why we’ve got long causways of them- for protection and watching over people who enter and leave sacred spaces (UPG).
But yes. Mainly protective and solar in nature. Information is from Wilkinson’s Readying Egyptian Art, pg 69.
Thank you very much, both of you. *goes off in search of that book*