Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Riddle of the Sphinx


What goes on four legs in the morning, on  two in the afternoon, and on three in the evening?

This, according to Greek mythology, was what the Sphinx asked every traveler who sought to enter Thebes. A correct answer was the price of admittance; a wrong answer and the sphinx gobbled up the unlucky traveler.

Of course, you may not want to go to Thebes . . .
 
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9 comments:

Ms. A said...

I don't have the answer, so I'd better stay away!

Ms. A said...

Okay... now I know and the photo is perfect with the riddle!

Martin said...

Place a human head on the body of a lion and he Sphinx he has the answer to everything.

Brian Miller said...

ah why a human of course....smiles...ha....cool pictures as well....love the shadow play....

GrandmaK said...

I'd have been one who would have been gobbled up, if a cousin of mine had not told me the answer! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

Kath Marsh said...

Man.- generic. I love your use of the shadow photos for the riddle. So it all depends on where you stand, your perspective, when you are called to an answer. If you can see the sun and shadow, can you see the answer?

Deanna said...

What did I ever do without Wikipedia? Even after Brian answered it, I didn't understand. I should have paid better attention in school. Cool picture!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

And I'm so grateful that there's a sun casting a shadow today!

Darla said...

HA! Great posting ... I remember that riddle from high school, which is amazing since my memory usually sucks. LOL So happy to see you out and about!