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A sphinx (Ancient Greek: Σφίγξ [spʰíŋks], Boeotian: Φίξ [pʰíːks], plural sphinxes or sphinges) is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion.
In Greek tradition, it has the head of a human, the haunches of a lion, and sometimes the wings of a bird. It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. This deadly version of a sphinx appears in the myth and drama of Oedipus. Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man (an androsphinx). In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent, but having a ferocious strength similar to the malevolent Greek version and both were thought of as guardians often flanking the entrances to temples.
In European decorative art, the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance. Later, the sphinx image, something very similar to the original Ancient Egyptian concept, was exported into many other cultures, albeit often interpreted quite differently due to translations of descriptions of the originals and the evolution of the concept in relation to other cultural traditions.
Sphinxes are generally associated with architectural structures such as royal tombs or religious temples. The oldest known sphinx was found near Gobekli Tepe at another site, Nevali Çori, or possibly 195 kilometres (120 mi) to the east at Kortik Tepe, Turkey, and was dated to 9,500 BCE.
This Made in Switzerland Sphinx has some slide wear but functions great. Excellent trigger and has a threaded barrel. It comes with 7 factory Sphinx magazines. I planned on making this a suppressor host, but will not be doing that anytime soon.
Feedback available here on this forum, ebay, TacSwap, etc. under this username.
All are CASH prices.
Located in Vancouver, WA - Portland Metro Area - willing to meet at a reasonable distance in the area. Buyer responsible for all transfer fees.
Best way to contact me is: 1.) Reply to this...
Not looking for trades, sorry.
Please email me at NiteQwill (at) gmail.com as I don't check the forums often due to my work.
Willing to transfer in the SW Washington and Metro Portland area. Buyer is responsible for transfer fees.
ALL guns are in new/like-new condition. I just have not or do...
closing, sold elsewhere
Selling my Sphinx SDP pistol. I am the first and only owner. Low round count, definitely under 400. I bought it for carry but decided to go with a HK P30 instead, so this is a pristine condition safe queen.
Comes with everything as shown: 4 mags (2 of which are brand...