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WHAT DOES ANDROSPHINX MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A sphinx is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head. In Greek tradition, it has the haunches of a lion, sometimes with the wings of a great bird, and the face of a human. It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. This deadly version of a sphinx appears in the myth and drama of Oedipus. Unlike the Greek sphinx which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man. In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent, but having a ferocious strength similar to the malevolent Greek version and were both thought of as a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples. In European decorative art, the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance. Later, the sphinx image, something very similar to the original Ancient Egyptian concept, was exported into many other cultures, albeit often interpreted quite differently due to translations of descriptions of the originals and the evolution of the concept in relation to other cultural traditions.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANDROSPHINX» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANDROSPHINX»
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Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction
Apotrope a symbolic statue, image or construction intended to provide protection
against evil spirits sphinx a sculpted figure which has the prostrate body of a lion
and the head of a human (androsphinx) or other animal such as a ram ...
Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi, 2008
Androsphinx Androsphinxes are huge, winged mythological creatures with the
bodies of male lions and man-like facial features. They can speak the languages
of common and all sphinxes. Combat: The male, or andro-, sphinx is the most ...
Doug Stewart, TSR Inc, Bonvillain, 1993
The Undesired Princess
“Those were mere rhetoric,” gasped the androsphinx. “Addressed to the
atmosphere, as it were. You need not have answered—yet. The question is yet to
come. Now, it is also true that every cat has one tail more than no cat. Hence, if
no cat ...
L. Sprague de Camp, 2011
Atlas of Egyptian Art
The criosphinx below is a combination of ram and lion; a row of such creatures
carved in limestone under Ramesses ll lined the approach to the Great Temple at
Kamak (shown on p. 96). Above the red granite androsphinx has a human head;
Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten J.Raven, 2007
Old Testament and Ancient Egypt Teacher's Manual
There are so many sphinxes in Egypt that they have come up with names for
each kind: hierocosphinx (lion body with hawk head), crisosphinx (lion body with
ram head), and androsphinx (lion body with human head). Sphinxes are often
Laurie Detweiler, 2004
Classical Numismatic Auctions XII
[L]-IH, Sphinx with human head standing right (androsphinx), trampling on
serpent, crocodile's head emerges from Sphinx's chest and its tail is an Uraeus (
cobra); behind, Nike flying right with wreath to crown Sphinx. Apparently
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Furthermore, the Androsphinx was in what's now Egypt while the Gynosphinx, the
Headworld having thoroughly dried out in the first few decades of the Dome, was
on Incain's beach. Both sphinxes were immobile and both also contained ...
Jim McPherson, 2011
The Legacy of Heroes: A Fantasy Role-Playing Game; Game ...
... from the sphinx Climate: Temperate to desert hills Intelligence: High to Genius (
14-18) Alignment: Neutral Skills: Interaction +18, Intuition +18 Androsphinx Level
11 Champion Type(s): Magical Beast Perception: +21, Blindsight Initiative:+17 ...
Army of the Dead
Others suggested they ask for the help of one of their monster allies such as a
gargoyle or an umber hulk, or perhaps a roc or an androsphinx. They were all
possibilities. The gargoyle was a rough humanoid shape with enormous bat-like
Edo Van Belkom, 2003
“Technically, an Androsphinx.” Echo kept going, priding himself in his knowledge.
“And, at the bottom of this sandstone statue by the front paws was a plaque with
just a name on it. All it said was Bromos.” Echo finally caught on. “Okay, why'd ...
NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANDROSPHINX»
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Mars rover photo: A faceless sphinx found on the Red Planet?
But without a face, there is no way to tell if it is an androsphinx, the traditional sphinx statue that depicted a human face on the body of a lion. «Examiner.com, Oct 14»
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