The Sphinx was a mythical monster present in both Greek and Egyptian mythologies portrayed as having the head of a human and the body of a lion. In Greek mythology, the Sphinx was considered to be a woman. She also had the wings of an eagle and the tail of a serpent. According to myth, she stayed outside the city of Thebes and asked travelers a famous riddle- “Which creature has one voice but 4 feet in the morning, 2 at noon and three feet at night?” Anyone who answered incorrectly was eaten. After Oedipus had answered her riddles correctly the Sphinx killed herself. The Egyptian Sphinx is an unwinged creature with the figure of a lion and the upper body of a human.