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Who answered the riddle of the sphinx?
A prince named Oedipus.
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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 a…s an adult and 2 legs + a cane in the elderly years.
Oedipus answered the riddle of the sphinx
A prince named Oedipus was traveling through the Greek countryside when he approached the city of Thebes. The road to the city was blocked by a monster called the Sphinx. …She had the body of a lion and 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 who answered incorrectly were killed. When Oedipus approached the Sphinx, no one had solved the puzzle. Oedipus was ready for the challenge and The Sphinx was waiting for its next victim. "What goes on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening?" asked The Sphinx. Oedipus thought a moment. Then he replied "The answer is Man. He crawls 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 she threw herself off the rock and died. The people of Thebes showed their appreciation Oedipus by making Oedipus 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.
Oedipus knew and was made King of Thebes.
In Ancient Greek Mythology, A sphinx guarded a road. It let no food or water into the town. He said a riddle: WHOEVER CAN ANSWER THIS WILL BECOME KING! AND I WILL LEAVE YOUR T…OWN! Many were puzzled, until a man came along and asked what the riddle was. The sphinx said: WHAT WALKS ON FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING, TWO LEGS IN THE MID DAY, AND THREE LEGS AT EVENING? The brave man chuckled and said: That's and easy one, its man. Four legs as a baby, two legs as adult, and two legs with a cane at old age. The sphinx let out a huge roar, and ran to the next town. The man became king of the town and the Sphinx never returned. I hope this was helpful!
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.mythstro…tt.webs.com/
Oedipus. He is in a Greek tale about how you can't escape fate.
In Oedipus Rex
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.