Sunday, August 8, 2010
There are so many interesting creatures in all kinds of mythology, but some of my favorites can be found in Egyptian mythology. Here are my top three favorite creatures in Egyptian mythology:
Serpopard: serpopards are a cross between a serpent and leopard and is supposed to feature the body of a leopard and a long neck and head representing a serpent. The term "serpopards" is not used in any original texts and was made only recently but the image is featured on the Narmer Palette, an archeological find, dating from about the 31st century BC.
Sphinx: I'm sure you've heard of sphinxes before but in case you haven't, it's a mix between a human and usually a lion or a leopard. In Greek mythology, they are often depicted with the wings of an eagle. The most awesome thing about the sphinx is its love for riddles. Tell me if you can figure this out: "There are two sisters: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first." If you can't figure it out, the sphinx will most definitely devour you.
Posted by alyssa at 9:18 PM