The great sphinx of Giza – a lion with the face of king Khafre, is usually one of
the first images that comes to mind when someone mentions Egypt. But, did you
know that there were many types of sphinxes in ancient Egypt? The sphinx is a
creature with a lion’s body and human head.
bronze striding sphinx represents the god Tutu. The Egyptians appealed to this
mighty divinity for such personal issues as fertility, birth, and health.
Believed to control a person’s fate and fortune, he also commanded demonic
entities, preventing them from harming individuals or harnessing their power
might is perceptible in his image. Not only does it include two potent symbols
of strength - a king’s head and a leonine body - but also has falcon wings and
a snake-like tail. The cobras on Tutu’s sides represent two of the demons that