What happened if you knew the riddle of the Sphinx?
Oedipus knew and was made King of Thebes.
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The riddle of the sphinx is: what walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 in the afternoon,. and3 in the evening? The answer is MAN - Walks on 4 legs as an infant 2 legs as an adul…t and 2 legs + a cane in the elderly years.
A prince named Oedipus.
Oedipus answered the riddle of the sphinx
A prince named Oedipus was traveling through the Greek countrysidewhen he approached the city of Thebes. The road to the city wasblocked by a monster called the Sphinx. She ha…d the body of a lionand the head of a woman. She lay crouched on top of a rock,stopping all travelers to ask them a riddle. Any traveler who solved the riddle could pass; but those whoanswered incorrectly were killed. When Oedipus approached theSphinx, no one had solved the puzzle. Oedipus was ready for the challenge and The Sphinx was waiting forits next victim. "What goes on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon andthree in the evening?" asked The Sphinx. Oedipus thought a moment. Then he replied "The answer is Man. Hecrawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult,and then walks with a cane in old age." The Sphinx was so angry that Oedipus had solved her riddle that shethrew herself off the rock and died. The people of Thebes showed their appreciation Oedipus by makingOedipus king.
Oedipus came across the Sphinx on his way to Thebes in Greece. The sphinx asked him "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?" Oe…dipus pondered on this question and then read his correct answer "Man." The sphinx killed herself for this was the correct answer. Humans crawl while they're babies, or the start of their lives (morning- start of day) making it four feet. Then they walk with two (in the middle of their lives- afternoon) and three nearing the end of their lives for they walk with a walking stick.
there were two sisters one gave birth to the second so in turn the second gave birth to the first
Sphinx riddle: "What walks on 4 limbs in the morning, 2 limbs during the day, and 3 limbs at night?" Answer: Human (baby, normal, elder) Check out http://www.mythstrott.webs.c…om/
The Sphinx throws herself over a cliff once her riddle is solved by Oedipus. Her livelihood is gone, with the riddle's solution. The Sphinx is in the habit of terrorizing al…l who try to pass her by on the way in or out of Thebes. She terrifies Thebans into paying her heavy taxes. She agrees to let into Thebes only those who solve her riddle. . But no one gets into Thebes, because no one knows what the Sphinx looks for as an answer. Until Oedipus, no one guesses that man is the living being that gets about on all fours in the morning, twos in the afternoon, and threes in the evening. No one realizes that the morning represents the crawling of an infant, the afternoon the steady stride of the adult, and the evening the need of an elder for a walking stick.
Oedipus. He is in a Greek tale about how you can't escape fate.
After the man Oedipus solved her riddle ("What creature is it that walks on four feet in the morning, on two at noon, and three in evening?" A: Man. As a child he crawls on fo…ur. When grown, he walks upright on his two feet, and in old age he leans on a cane.) she shrieked because she had lost her powers. In despair, she threw herself off the walls of Thebes to her death.
she means you have to turn her water back on.
Oedipus, who became the King of Thebes.
My name is tyler ford i might no be a grouwn up but i thought clever all nigh and here is my anser------a baby walks on for leggs as a child)(an adult walks on twho)(and a old… man wals on three includeing his cane and the most leggs the more weeker baby is the weekist)( old man is second he is in the middle)(and an adult isnt the weekist
In Oedipus Rex
Suicide is what happens to the Sphinx when Oedipus solves the riddle in " Oedipus Rex " by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, the Sphinx demands upon pain o…f death the answer to an impossible riddle. Oedipus figures out the answer and thereby deprives the Sphinx of her food supply. In despair, she throws herself over a nearby cliff.