[Click on the name of the moon above for astronomical information.]

Pasiphae (Greek/Crete): Pasiphae was the wife of Minos and mother, by a white bull, of the Minotaur. (Moon of Jupiter.)

The Modern Riddle of the Sphinx

Looking through the eyes of the Sphinx
Into the rising, setting sun
Nine lives past, Into the sands
Are the gifts of gold, Untold
When unearthed and understood
Within the key is found
To see the truths
With crystal eyes
For all eternity.

Courtesy of Linda L. Brinker

Reprinted with Guardian's permission
Photograph ©1998 Guardian

"What is that which has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?"
[Apollodorus 3.5.7]

"What goes on four legs at dawn, two at noon, and three at dusk?"
[Parabola: Summer 2000][

The winged [Greek] sphinx of Boeotian Thebes, the most famous in legend, was said to have terrorized the people by demanding the answer to a riddle taught her by the Muses and devouring a man each time the riddle was answered incorrectly. Eventually Oedipus gave the proper answer: man, who crawls on all fours in infancy, walks on two feet when grown, and leans on a staff in old age; the sphinx thereupon killed herself. From this tale apparently grew the legend that the sphinx was omniscient, and even today the wisdom of the sphinx is proverbial. [From: Britannica Online]

Ever since its relatively recent rediscovery, theories and controversies, much in imitation of the desert sands, have swirled around the Sphinx. Perhaps this situation is not new, and the same occurred after previous rediscoveries, which were also followed by feverish attempts at repair and preservation, after which the desert once again claimed all but its enigmatic Sphinx head.

The real riddle of the Sphinx at Giza relates to its very identity. Everything that you may have learned in school or through mainstream educational programs is most likely erroneous. The people who have contributed to the status quo of the now stale and challenged "accepted theory" appear to be reluctant to accept new research. In some cases, those charged with protecting this precious leonine treasure actually deny access to researchers with whom they have had disagreements over theory.

Finding fresh, reliable news on just what is going on is very difficult. When one does come across new information, s/he must wade through rumor, supposition, and, even more unfortunately, vitriolic back-biting.

The Great Sphinx casts spells of charming. S/he first enchanted me when I was about 7 and captured me quite sublimely a few years ago while I was digging for information on the original Oracle at Delphi. Whenever a standstill came about in my Delphi research, I'd investigate the Sphinx. At the time, the most interesting item I'd found concerning the Sphinx was what Edgar Cayce had uttered while in trance: that there were hidden areas below the Sphinx and that a Hall of Records would be discovered near the end of this century. All of the other resources were dry, uninteresting, and relegated this great, ancient structure to a minor existence -- constructed only as a memorial to one egomaniacal pharaoh or another. To me, this theory lacked common sense.

Educational television programs seemed bent on taking an exciting topic and making it as boring as possible. Spokespersons were typically old, slow-speaking, uninspiring gents who gave the impression of never having left their museums.

Along came a few "new" researchers who had also fallen under the Sphinx's spell. We have John Anthony West to thank for his having contacted Robert Schoch, a respected geologist, stratigrapher, and paleontologist. Professor Schoch has presented evidence that the Sphinx has been eroded by precipitation -- long periods of rains.

Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval took this information and combined it with their own research and that of many others. The work that they've done, together and individually, is much too detailed to cover on a few pages of a web site. Their coauthored book, The Message of the Sphinx should be available in libraries by now.

Almost a century ago, P.D. Ouspensky wrote about his visit to the Sphinx. You may find that his down-to-earth yet mystical description explains a portion of the Sphinx's magnetic attraction.

I hope you'll enjoy the reading selections and links provided below. Keep in mind that this is not the main page of the site. To see a table of contents, go to the main page of Morgana's Observatory. This section will be continually updated as I come across new information. In the meantime, be sure to visit the >Forum to read what others have to say and to post your own opinions and questions.

The Sphinx
by P.D. Ouspensky

Was the Sphinx built over 10,000 years ago?
by Robert Bauval

Information on the Great Pyramid and Sphinx
by Graham Hancock

Edgar Cayce on the Sphinx

The Discovery of King Tut's Tomb

Gizagate (News from Giza)

Further Resources

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Architects of the Underworld: Unriddling
Atlantis, Anomalies of Mars
and the Mystery of the Sphinx

by Bruce Rux

The Complete Pyramids
by Mark Lehner

Fingerprints of the Gods
by Graham Hancock

From Atlantis to the Sphinx
by Colin Wilson

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself

by Mark Collier et al

Giza Power Plant:
Technologies of Ancient Egypt

by Christopher Dunn

The Great Pyramid Decoded
by Peter Lemesurier

Heaven's Mirror
by Graham Hancock

Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings
by Charles H. Hapgood

The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection
Between Earth and the Red Planet

by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval

The Message of the Sphinx
by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval

The Mystery of the Sphinx

A New Model of the Universe
by P.D. Ouspensky

The Orion Mystery
by Robert Bauval

Riddles of the Sphinx
by Paul Jordan, Paul Ross

Secrets of the Great Pyramid
by Peter Tompkins

Secrets of the Sphinx
by Andrew Raymond

The Serpent in the Sky:
The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

by John Anthony West

The Sphinx of Egypt

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to
the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt

by John Anthony West

The Ultimate Frontier
by Eklal Kueshana

Puzzles and Educational Fun

Great Pyramid Wooden Puzzle
Instant Constellations Creation Science Set
Celestial Seeker
Mystery of the Pyramid Puzzle

Links for Edification and/or Amusement

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Project Equinox 2000
Sphinx is Rejuvenated
The Shaft, Subway, and Causeway
Hawass Complains About "Pseudoscientists"
Redating the Sphinx
Restoration Work
Egyptology News and Gossip
Pollution's Effect on the Sphinx
Guardian's Sphinx Page
Ancient Civilizations: Humanity's Lost Heritage
What Happened to the Sphinx's Nose?
The Sphinx/Mars Connection
Website of Zahi Hawass
The Pharaoh's Pump

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