The theme of our second issue is Sphinx.
In Egyptian mythology the Sphinxes were creatures with human heads (both male and female heads were used) and the body of lions. There are various differences in the mythology behind these creatures. According historians the symbolism behind the Egyptian Sphinxes is unclear, but some say that it has to do with the god Ruti who guarded the entrance to the underworld. In Greek mythology the Sphinx was a monster plaguing a town, she asked riddles and then devoured those who failed to answer correctly.
Women are often portrayed as monsters in mythology. From sirens to sphinxes to Lamia and beyond. They are sudcutors,
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