Also known as Hor-em-Asken
- Mythical Number: #0173
- Culture: Egyptian
- Attribute: Celestial
- Behaviour: Friendly
Androsphinx is one of the three species of Sphinx, the other two being Criosphinx and Hierocosphonx. The Androsphinx is the most popular of the three and is most familiar to us. The Androsphionx has the body of a lion with the head of a human, usually a head of a man. It rarely appeared to have a head of a woman and when it did it was usually depicted as the reigning goddess Isis. It wears a pharaoh's hat on its head.
The Androsphinx is a symbol of abundance, power, wisdom and mysteries as well as riddles truth, unity and secrets. Since it combines parts of the human body to an animal body, the Androsphinx represents the union of the mind body and soul as well as physical strength.Statues of the Androsphinx were built during ancient Egypt and some still exist today. These huge structures show the Androsphinx lying down with its head up. Its male face was that of the Pharaoh who ordered its construction.
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Did you find Androsphinx interesting? Add it to a fantasy-based game, a creative and unique story or draw your own doodle. For more on a living ancient Egypt check out he Brendan Frasser film series The Mummy featuring Egyptian mythical beings. The computer game Age of Mythology is perhaps the best eulogy to Egyptian mythical creatures with Anubites, Wadjets, Sphinx and more. In the classic computer game Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Lara Croft ventures into the Egyptian tombs to find out that ancient Egyptian monsters are still very much alive. The most rememberable moment of ancient Egyptian mythology in pop culture is Boris Karloff's stunning performance in film The Mummy (1932).
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