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  9. sphinxes
Scope note
Mythical creatures having a lion's body and a human head. Originating in Egypt, probably as a type of the king, the Sphinx became known early to Syrians, Phoenicians, and Mycenaean Greeks.
Accepted term: 20-May-2024