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Oedipus and the Sphinx
About this creation
When Oedipus met the Sphinx it asked: 'What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?' Oedipus answered 'Man'. And thus the Sphinx threw itself into the sea and Thebes was set free.



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  September 13, 2013
I love that sphinx!
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  August 28, 2013
Simply Superb Silhouette Stylings!
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  August 27, 2013
Excellent!!
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  August 11, 2013
Great poses, you really nailed this silhouette style!
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  August 11, 2013
Nice!
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  August 11, 2013
Lovely.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting The Timinater ! Ah, now i get it... at first I thought it was evolution...
The old puzzles are the best.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I only got the riddle from comments, I like how you cover all nations s myths and legends, the sculpting always seems to get more refined too!
Half the fun of the build is thinking up the ideas. I'm sure you find something similar when you work out your narratives.
  August 10, 2013
Ah, now i get it... at first I thought it was evolution...
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  August 10, 2013
I only got the riddle from comments, I like how you cover all nations s myths and legends, the sculpting always seems to get more refined too!
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  August 10, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) As Matt stated, it is more stylized Assyrian from a David perspective. I do find this style fascinating. But, I am torn between liking it and wanting the Sphinx to appear more feminine and Greek! I'm sure this does not surprise you! :)
Maybe, you are making me question my aesthetic choices now. Anyhow, I've gone medieval for my next foray.
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  August 10, 2013
Quoting daevster ! Fantastic build! If only Oedipus could "see" this MOC..... What? Too soon?
Best reply ever.
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  August 10, 2013
Quoting The Timinater ! I confess, I do not get the riddle :S
It's easy when you know- a baby crawls on four legs, a man walks on two legs, and an old man using a stick walks with three legs.
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  August 10, 2013
I confess, I do not get the riddle :S
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  August 9, 2013
Nice! I really like how you built the sphinx's tail!
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  August 9, 2013
Fantastic build! If only Oedipus could "see" this MOC..... What? Too soon?
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  August 9, 2013
Awesome shaping as always :D
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  August 9, 2013
As Matt stated, it is more stylized Assyrian from a David perspective. I do find this style fascinating. But, I am torn between liking it and wanting the Sphinx to appear more feminine and Greek! I'm sure this does not surprise you! :)
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  August 9, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Stunning! Oedipus looks great contemplating and the Sphinx is stellar. The tail is very clever. It is purely stylized Assyrian with its overtly proud posture and the wings' curvatures are perfect. Another winner!
Glad you picked out tHe Assyrian aesthetic.
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  August 9, 2013
Quoting Jared . Now, it's time to return to Corinth and let disaster fall upon you Oedipus... ;)
Tragedy indeed.
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  August 9, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! I get the riddle! :D These ancient stories of time being expressed too many ways always get me for a minute or two.
Ancient Greek literature is ripe for MOC pillaging.
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  August 9, 2013
Quoting David Roberts Another super silhouette. I must say that Oedipus looks rather relaxed, considering the consequences of getting the answer wrong. I like the use of that SNOT brick to create the loop in the sphinx's tail so neatly. As always, anything to do with Oedipus makes me chuckle at the thought of Tom Lehrer's song: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9BMcA8-4zo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DA9BMcA8-4zo :)
Love the song.
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  August 9, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti I like how you have him posed pondering her riddle, and the way you made the sphinx's tail very clever. Excellent!
It was a challenge building thoughtful expression.
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  August 9, 2013
Stunning! Oedipus looks great contemplating and the Sphinx is stellar. The tail is very clever. It is purely stylized Assyrian with its overtly proud posture and the wings' curvatures are perfect. Another winner!
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  August 9, 2013
Now, it's time to return to Corinth and let disaster fall upon you Oedipus... ;)
 I like it 
  August 9, 2013
I get the riddle! :D These ancient stories of time being expressed too many ways always get me for a minute or two.
 I like it 
  August 9, 2013
Another super silhouette. I must say that Oedipus looks rather relaxed, considering the consequences of getting the answer wrong. I like the use of that SNOT brick to create the loop in the sphinx's tail so neatly. As always, anything to do with Oedipus makes me chuckle at the thought of Tom Lehrer's song: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9BMcA8-4zo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DA9BMcA8-4zo :)
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  August 9, 2013
I like how you have him posed pondering her riddle, and the way you made the sphinx's tail very clever. Excellent!
 
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