Inspirations

22 Various Sphinx Illustration Artworks

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Our culture has been formed and developed through the various mythological stories of ancient people. One of these mythological and magical creatures that has never failed to amaze us are the stories of Sphinx. A sphinx is a creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and the head of a human or a cat. Many versions of the Sphinx has been created including those of the Egyptians and Greeks. The sphinx is, popularly known in Greek tradition, to be 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. Unlike the Greek sphinx which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx). According to European stories, the Sphinx was thought of as a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples.

This 22 Sphinx Artworks showcases some cool and unique interpretation of the Sphinx in modern times. Browse through the collection and let one of the most popular mythological creature unfold right before your eyes. Enjoy!!!

Sphinx’s Day Off

sphinx's day off
By: sandara
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: mltc
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Sphinx Pendant

Sphinx Pendant
By: Flying-Fox
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Sphinx of the Ancients

Sphinx of the Ancients
By: ArchLimit
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If I was a Sphinx

If I was a Sphinx
By: Rhynn
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: Sedeptra
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Sphinx of Magosi

Sphinx of Magosi
By: namesjames
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Sphinx Keeper of Knowledge

Sphinx Keeper of Knowledge
By: JustOrangee
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: ScottPurdy
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: Lyvelin
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: c3rmen
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Sphinx Design

Sphinx design
By: Rainroad
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Sphinx Lady Thing

Sphinx Lady Thing
By: Nehvah
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: Viviengros
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The Criosphinx

The Criosphinx
By: Vyrilien
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Vulture Sphinx

Vulture Sphinx
By: D-MAC
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Sphinx

Sphinx
By: Weatherduck
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Will-o’-The-Wisp

will-o'-the-wisp
By: Grypwolf
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Glare

Glare
By: Fagberry
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Lamassu

Lamassu
By: aeryael
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Camille

Camille
By: Rhynn
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Are You On Your Way To Thebes?

Are You On Your Way To Thebes?
By: DimeSpin
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Generally the role of sphinxes is associated with architectural structures such as royal tombs or religious temples.

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  • http://www.guillaume-bonnard.fr/ Guillaume Bonnard

    OMGGG ! So beautiful O_O’

    Very nice pictures !