Speculations on the great Sphinx weldkatom posted:3/29/2012 5:40:37 AM Why do people insist that the body of the Sphinx is a lion when it has no leonine characteristics whatsoever? There are no lion-like haunches,no tuft at the end of the tail,no visible trace of a mane and it has a perfectly straight back which is uncharacteristic of a lion. As you probably already know the weathering patterns on the body of the Sphinx suggest that it was exposed to long periods of heavy rainfall which would re-date its construction to about 10500 BCE. If so who built it and why? To me the body looks more canine than feline,could it have been a representation of the Egyptian jackal-headed God of the dead,the son of Osiris and companion of the Goddess Isis? I think we all suspect that the head currently on this monument is a much later re-carving of the original since it is totally out of proportion to the body. Then there are the tunnels and chambers that have been recorded by sound mapping techniques in 1995, 5 metres under its paws. It truly is a most mysterious monument!Bugsy McCoy posted:3/29/2012 6:08:20 AM A friend of mine once told me he saw a documentry where they scanned the head and body and found a metal that could not be indentified there is text claiming that inside is a library of knowledge of the universe handed down by the "gods" which of course were extra terrestrials according to ancient astronaut theories... also some people believe the entrance is in the ear! as for the shape and form... its commmonplace to just believe its feline seeing as they held cats in high regard... the cat was... "...Praised for controlling vermin and its ability to kill snakes such as cobras, the domesticated cat became a symbol of grace and poise. The goddess Mafdet, the deification of justice and execution, was a lion-headed goddess. The cat goddess Bast (also known as Bastet) eventually replaced the cult of Mafdet, and Bast's image softened over time and she became the deity representing protection, fertility, and motherhood." maybe it is a lions body and there methods meant only so much accuracy in its design... apparently some microbes were found in a xrater in siberia and scientists came to the conclusion that there was one species on earth which originated from elsewhere but they couldnt say which species it was... i say if thats true its cats. your right though it is a fascinating monument as for your theory of it being a representation of Anubis... i do believe they made a few monuments of him aswell and they appear quite different, but maybe it was an early attempt or a failed attempt or maybe the original head would of been of a jackal.... its an interesting theory i had never considered though1 im gonna look into the sphinx some more... thanks for the thread!weldkatom posted:3/29/2012 7:39:19 AM http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/1477/was-the-great-sphinx-of-giza-originally-an-anubis Bugsy McCoy posted:3/29/2012 8:06:37 AM Wow now thats a book i would like to read... as a theory its absolutely plausible. I have personally heard alot of critisism toward the author robert temple... but a friend told me about a book he wrote on oracles such as the famous one at delphi, and it also had something to do with I Ching. and the greek underworld... he made it sound very interesting but i never followed it up. but yeah im starting to buy this Anubis theory more and more!weldkatom posted:3/29/2012 8:27:45 AM "The Sirius mystery",1976 is also a good read by the same author,concerning the Dogon tribe of Mali,West Africa.Bugsy McCoy posted:3/29/2012 5:07:44 PM i will have to bulk purchase some of his work!gary107 posted:3/29/2012 11:01:57 PM to have enough farmers in one place in the off seasons to work on large public works projects required something safe to drink other than water which back then often caused the "runs" like what you can get from drinkinf Mexican water. they invented mead a early form of beer. Mice and rats raided the warehouse where the grain was stored, but the native cats came in from the deserts and feed on the rodents thus saving the supply of mead. Early civilization started because of beer and cats. The Sphinx is a house cat, but it may not date back to 10,500 BCE. The mead drinking parties they held on it was not "weathering" due to rain. More like "golden" rain than water caused rain.weldkatom posted:3/30/2012 8:36:09 AM The theory that the Sphinx is a house cat does make sense too.I cant imagine the builders of such a monument that must have taken a very long time to construct,just pissing all over it though...;-) spooky1 posted:3/30/2012 3:21:02 PM Its true they worshiped cats as gods. Meow :)LincolnGenghis posted:3/30/2012 6:05:09 PM In Reply To:weldkatom posted:3/30/2012 8:36:09 AM The theory that the Sphinx is a house cat does make sense too.I cant imagine the builders of such a monument that must have taken a very long time to construct,just pissing all over it though...;-) And I think if they were peeing all over it you would think that there would be some names peed into it.gary107 posted:3/30/2012 9:26:58 PM The Sphinx was a brewery site. It was not easy to get up and down from the back of nthe body of the cat. That or it was built on 10,500 BCE.weldkatom posted:3/30/2012 9:51:36 PM Akram woz here and is running out of pi..(more beers)..ss..;-)gary107 posted:4/2/2012 1:45:21 PM if 10,500 BCE, then the Sphinx would have been built just before the end of the last Ice Age. The first act of human construction? God bless the cat.weldkatom posted:4/3/2012 4:49:31 PM http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.html Please log in or become a member to add a post.