Sphinx: give me your wildest theory

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Khanzeer, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Khanzeer Well-Known Member

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    What could be the possible reasons for sphinx construction ?
    How creative can you get ?
     
  2. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    To appease the God of Death and Riddles!

    Or to bamboozle people in the future as a massive prank.
     
  3. water123 The Biggest Normie on this Website

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    The last vestige of a massive and politically unified Green Saharan culture who built the Sphinx to their strange gods as a monument to last a hundred thousand years.
     
  4. Byzantion Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was built to lure a real Sphinx to that location. Apperently it failed.
     
  5. Khanzeer Well-Known Member

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    Ancient alien astronauts theorists suggest ......
     
  6. P L Richards Well-Known Member

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    It is an ancient 'real' Sphinx that was lured there and turned to stone by ancient Egyptian magicians.
     
  7. metalinvader665 Well-Known Member

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    It commemorates the pet cat of the ancient alien leader who helped build the pyramids and later founded the Illuminati. Egyptians worshipped cats because of this leader.
     
  8. Khanzeer Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the real sphinx?
     
  9. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Currently, she lives in Ontario.

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  10. A Most Sovereign Lady Princess of the Kingdom of Maryland

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    I'm fond of the idea that it wasn't always a humanoid head but used to be the head of a jackal, y'know, Anubis.
     
  11. Sceonn Peace at a Bargain Price

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    To be a constant reminder to the people that Humans are the True Lions!
     
  12. wcv215 Well-Known Member

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    It was supposed to just be a lion but there was a paperwork mixup with Bast, who was actually just a woman.
     
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  13. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A monument to the late guardian of Thebes, who committed suicide when Orpheus solved the riddle (Damn that motherscrewer!). As it turned out, the Greek Thebes and its Egyptian namesake were actually "towns of kindred souls", and the half of the remains were brought to the Egyptian Thebes.
     
  14. wcv215 Well-Known Member

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    Alternatively, having found out that Greece had stolen their city name the pharoahs dispatched the Sphinx to prevent the Greeks stealing their family planning industry as well. This move naturally backfired, and the statue is a warning about self-fulfilling prophecies.
     
  15. Mightyboosh5 Well-Known Member

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    A woman statue and cat statue were both started at the same time but had their funding slashed last minute, the sculptors just decided to make do with what they had
     
  16. Anawrahta Well-Known Member

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    The original Sphinx was built by the early Pharaonic rulers and no longer exists. And the current Sphinx was built by the Saite Pharoahs and purposely made much older than it looks as an attempt to revive Ancient Egyptian culture after Assyrian imperialism.
    A twist on the antidiluvian hypothesis.
     
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  17. SeaCambrian Alien Space Bat

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    The Pharaoh was trying to see how much he could spend with taxpayer money without getting overthrown.
     
  18. KaiserWilhelm Well-Known Member

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    Honestly...idk
     
  19. Khanzeer Well-Known Member

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    Sphinx was the ancient Egyptian equivalent of batman + hulk+ wonder woman
     
  20. Eparkhos_Ton_Trapezous Dux Theodoros ton Khaldeia

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    Justinian the Great really was a demon a la The Secret History, and had the Sphinx built as a monument to his Eldritch masters. It was made to look old so as not to draw attention to the Emperor