The Sphinx

Greek Mythology | c. 400-500 BC Oedipus, King of Thebes, was doomed to a prophecy in which he would kill his father and marry his mother, which inevitably came true making for some interesting mythology and the Freudian-termed Oedipus Complex. On his return trip to Thebes, Oedipus encounter the Sphinx - a part-man, part-lion creature who asked travelers to answer a riddle. The riddle was, "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night?" Know the answer?