The sphinx did not slay herself until her riddle had been guessed.
The Sphinx is a woman, as I will insist to my dying day, if it were my last word!
Probably King Harmachis had the Sphinx altered to look like him.
Which do you find more impressive, the Sphinx or the Pyramids?
He became an inexplicable creature; a breeched and booted Sphinx.
For hours together he lay ...