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Sphinxes and centaurs

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Published by Marshall Cavendish in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sphinxes (Mythology),
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Centaurs

  • About the Edition

    "Explores the mythical and historical backgrounds of sphinxes and centaurs, including the Buraq of Islamic tradition, the Great Sphinx of ancient Egypt, man-animals of Mesopotamia, and the Gandharvas of India"--Provided by publisher.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKathryn Hinds
    SeriesCreatures of Fantasy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL820.S66 H56 2013
    The Physical Object
    Formatlibrary binding
    Paginationp. cm.
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25197676M
    ISBN 100761449272
    ISBN 109780761449270
    LC Control Number2012000517


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Fabulous creatures such as gorgons, sirens, satyrs, sphinxes and centaurs abound in Greek art, literature, myth and in the Greek imagination. This superbly illustrated book accompanies an exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum () and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston () presenting a collection of reliefs, statuettes, pieces.

Concept art of Sphinxes for Wonderbook: Book of Spells. The sphinx is a creature from Greek mythology, though the term would later come to be applied to ancient Egyptian statues of similar appearance, most famously the Great Sphinx of association of sphinxes with riddles comes from the sphinx appointed to guard the city of Thebes by asking a riddle and killing any who could not Eye colour: Almond-shaped Hazel.

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Sphinxes also appeared in Egyptian mythology; the two cultures had tight links and had considerably influenced each other. In Greek mythology, the sphinx was considered to be a woman.

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Centaurs aren’t the only ones who have entered the ‘beast or being’ debate. Creatures such as sphinxes and Acromantula can also talk – but their intelligence also comes with violent behaviour, hence their classification as beasts.

It’s an interesting and layered topic, certainly. Greek centaur is an example of what she calls an 'iconographic transposition' (p. ) from East to West, and not a peculiarly Greek invention, though some slight degree of local adaptation must be admitted.

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Rowling, Tolkien and countless other writers who have stirred our imaginations since. They probably are older still: myths about sphinxes and centaurs and minotaurs told at the dinner table or in the amphitheaters were undoubtedly passed down over generations.

The strength of this archetype can be seen in the persistence of modern tales of werewolves, vampires, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a host of other monster/horror characters. The true meaning behind the Sphinx in every culture seems to be unknown, but the presence of the sphinxes was so prevalent that they definitely must have born some great significance to both the Egyptians and the Greeks.

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(Or. The Centaur’s Smile, while more of a survey than an in-depth analysis of the topic, nonetheless fills a gap in the English-language scholarship on early Greek art. The past two decades have been fruitful for the study of this period, and new exhibitions, reference works, and scholarly monographs are constantly appearing.

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Sphinxes were the traditional enemies of centaurs. Their homeland was located to the south of the centaurs' homeland, across the Inner Sea. When contact with the Tin Isle was lost, and Centaurs were no longer able to import tin and thus to alloy copper into bronze, the sphinxes enjoyed a significant military advantage.

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