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Was the Sphinx originally a lion ?

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War Eagle
It was Robert Temple...'The Sirius Mystery' (2nd edition) who first put this theory forward, I believe.

That's the dude and book.

Was trying to recall from memory, only read short extracts from it way back...thanks Bee.

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bee
That's the dude and book.

Was trying to recall from memory, only read short extracts from it way back...thanks Bee.

:tu:

It caused massive interest in the 1970s and in the second edition brought out a few years ago

Temple puts forward his theory of the sphinx originally being a dog......namely... Anubis.

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War Eagle
:tu:

It caused massive interest in the 1970s and in the second edition brought out a few years ago

Temple puts forward his theory of the sphinx originally being a dog......namely... Anubis.

From the 'Dog Star' Sirius A or B...err or both...

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bee
From the 'Dog Star' Sirius A or B...err or both...

Well...it is interesting that Sirius is known as the DOG star.

(this is me saying this...not Temple...and DOG backwards is.......)

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Princess Serenity

The fight on the Sphinx will continue. Until someone gives up. :/

I find the Sphinx is pretty interesting really.

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Harte
Well...it is interesting that Sirius is known as the DOG star.

(this is me saying this...not Temple...and DOG backwards is.......)

Let's make this clear.

Sirius is one of the stars in Canis Major.

It does not appear in Leo.

Just wanted to say that.

Harte

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bee
Let's make this clear.

Sirius is one of the stars in Canis Major.

It does not appear in Leo.

Just wanted to say that.

Harte

You didn't need to make that clear to me....but....if you wanted to say it....

Well you have....Did anyone think Sirius is in Leo? I doubt it.

:)

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War Eagle

The constellation of Canis Major represents one of the dogs following the great hunter, this helical rising is referred to in many temple inscriptions

Canis Major (universetoday.com)

Canis...Canine.

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Harte
You didn't need to make that clear to me....but....if you wanted to say it....

Well you have....Did anyone think Sirius is in Leo? I doubt it.

:)

Bee,

You never know, right?

I've seen posters here claim that the seasons our planet experiences are due to the "wobble" in the Earth's rotation.

When it comes to astronomy and celestial mechanics, many people are out to sea.

Anyway, we had been talking about Leo, then switched to Sirius. Didn't want to confuse anyone.

Harte

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bee
Bee,

You never know, right?

Anyway, we had been talking about Leo, then switched to Sirius. Didn't want to confuse anyone.

OK........

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Harte

For a little more info on the sphinx, try reading my post in this thread.

Harte

Edited by Harte

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Waido

I know this thread hasn't seen much action in a while but I'm just going to put this out there for anyone who may read it. I'm well aware of the celestial alignments but I am also aware of ancient text referring to the Sphinx as a Lion with dragons teeth and another text that stated it's back haunches were buried in the earth, which supports new evidence the back of the Sphinx was actually worked on well after the front do to the depth of weathering at the rear of the floor within the enclosure. My point being it's old and there are ancient legends about it that are now being confirmed by science. But what animal has the teeth of a Dragon and the head of a Lion? If the Sphinx is actually about 12 to 13 thousand years old or older there's a pretty good chance it was actually a Machairodontinae or Smilodon, a saber-toothed cat. Now that would be something no Egyptologist would want us to know. It makes sense if you think about it, a powerful yet fear inspiring creature with the head of a lion and dragons teeth...

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Dark Howl

Yes I think it might've been a lion originally.

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