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This was the Sphinx's riddle: What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening? (Answer: a person: A person as a baby in the morning of their life crawls on four feet (hands and knees). As an adult in the noon of their life, they walk on two feet.
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What are the 3 Riddles of the Sphinx?
'What goes on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening? ' The answer? Man, who crawls as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and uses a walking stick in his twilight years.
What now famous Riddle did the Sphinx ask Oedipus?
Oedipus must answer the Sphinx's riddle correctly in order to pass. Failure means his own death and that of the besieged Thebans. The riddle was: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three at night?".
How many riddles did the Sphinx have?
One possible answer to this form of the riddle is "a pastoral society" (i.e., one in which humans and their animals live in close association with one another).
The answer? Man, who crawls as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and uses a walking stick in his twilight years. (Apparently cat-women hybrids posing ...
The Sphinx is said to have guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, asking a riddle to travellers to allow them passage. The exact riddle asked by ...
“Man, who as a baby crawls on four legs, then walks on two legs as an adult and in old age walks with a cane as his third leg…” The Sphinx became so frustrated ...
Mar 23, 2021 · The Sphinx used to sit outside Thebes and pose the same riddle to anyone who passed by. The riddle was as follows: "What walks on four legs at ...
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This trope is about the riddle; it may or may not be delivered by a sphinx. The more general trope for sphinxes that ask riddles is Riddling Sphinx.
She terrorized the city of Thebes like this: she would ask anybody traveling on the road to Thebes a riddle. If they answered it, she would let them go.
The riddle she asked is a famous one; which is the creature that has one voice, but has four feet in the morning, two feet in the afternoon, and three feet at ...