|First appearance:||Breathtaking Beauty|
The Sphinx has the haunches of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman. She is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster.
In Class of the Titans, the Sphinx, under the alias Josephine, appears in "Breathtaking Beauty", and has trapped an entire town who are unable to solve her riddle.
Traditionally, the Sphinx's riddle was:
"What walks on four feet in the morning, two at noon, and three at night?"
The answer was man, as a toddler crawls on its hands and feet during the beginning, or morning of their life, two feet in the middle, and they lean on a cane during the end of their life.
Her riddle in Class of the Titans was:
"More precious than gold,
but can not be bought.
It can never be sold,
but it's earned if it's sought.
Though it be broken
it can still be mended.
At birth it can't start
nor by death is it ended."
Powers and Abilities Edit
The sphinx is an immortal creature who can live for eternity without growing old and weak. The sphinx could also transform into a human woman. The sphinx is a spirit of bad luck and could spread misfortune. The sphinx was much stronger than any mortal and could soar through the air with her eagle wings. The sphinx also possessed the power of telekinesis and could magically move objects with a wave of her hand.