Could There Be A Second Sphinx?
CAIRO – 30 September 2017: An upcoming book seeks to rewrite history with a wild new claim speculating at the possibility that a second Sphinx might be buried in Giza.
Their claim, as established by historian authors Gerry Cannon and Malcolm Hutton, is based on a long-standing theory that the Great Sphinx of Giza had a counterpart.
This is due to the fact that in every Ancient Egyptian depiction of a Sphinx has always come in pairs. They were believed to represent duality, particularly as a male and female, and represented the transformation of the sun into the moon, which the Egyptians believed occurred when the Sun traveled through the earth and emerged as the moon, guarded on each end by a Sphinx.
This makes the Great Sphinx in Giza so a peculiarity, given that it’s all alone. Going even further, the two Historians believe they may have discovered where it could have been buried. They suspect the Giza Sphinx’s female counterpart is buried in a mound guarding one of the Great Pyramids.
Egyptologist Bassam El Shammaa is also a believer in the theory. Having studied the Sphinx for over a decade, he has come to a conclusion that at some point in history a second Sphinx did exist, but was destroyed with the passing of history, leaving only her male counterpart standing to this day. Talking to Daily News Egypt, El Shammaa pointed out that the Dream Stela from Thutmosis IV’s era shows two Sphinxes, providing evidence for the theory.
Cannon and Hutton also speculate that the Sphinxes might be older than commonly believed, dating back to a time when Ancient Egypt had a tropical climate, not too long after the end of the Ice Age.
CS: Cannon and Hutton also speculate that the Sphinxes might be older than commonly believed, dating back to a time when Ancient Egypt had a tropical climate, not too long after the end of the Ice Age.
Graham Hancock has published a lot of data/info that places Sphinxo at an age of 12,500 years. Manly P. Hall said that there are salt-water level marks inside the Great Pyramid, indicating that it had been partially underwater at some time and that this took place 80,000 years ago! There is no widely recognized proof for any of these figures, and modern Egyptologists are sticking strictly to the accepted timeline ...
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. - Wikipedia
But what do they know?
I also subscribe to the very ancient date of the Sphinx of over 8000 years due to the water erosion and obvious changing of the face of the monument.
What is the Sphinx, was actually a Jackal, guarding the underworld before it had its head defaced and reduced in size?
This book is a very interesting read.
also fascinating, thank you Paul
Iv'e been to Cairo several times and also visited the Sphinx. One observation that I made was that the Sphinx's head is obviously much younger than the rest of the body. Actually, it looks like its been fixed on, though the nose has been damaged. Having read one of Hancock's books, i was looking if i could see the alleged rain channels on the body (I could, they are there)
Whether there ever was a second Sphinx, im not sure. Ive never seen a reference in any of the literature that i've read to a second Sphinx, and neither have I seen anything that resembled the Guardian of the Dead and the Underworld on the one near Giza.
I guess these days the more sensational the claim, the more the books sell
You do say Anubis yourself, after all....
that the Sphinx’s head is obviously much younger than the rest of the body
So I agree with you, and as it faces east, it may actually be a lion rather than a jackal.
Chapter 62 of the Book of the Dead, "May I be granted power over the waters like the limbs of Seth, for I am he who crosses the sky, I am the Lion of Re, I am the Slayer who eats the foreleg, the leg of beef is extended to me...".
As for a second Sphinx/Lion/Jackal, They would be relatively close together, guarding the path towards the Pyramid, back to back or facing each other. So it should be obvious if there is one and make sense for duality reasons.
So where is it?
Also many Pyramid texts mention a Jackal Lake, a moat has been mentioned in ancient texts as surrounding the Sphinx/Lion/Jackal.
372: Horus takes him to his side, he purifies this Unas in the Jackal-lake (S zAb),
he cleans the ka of this Unas in the Lake of Dawn (S dA.tj),
he rubs down the flesh of the Ka of this Unas as well as his own,
with that which is at Re's side in the Akhet-horizon, with what he (Re) receives
EDIT : Late addition, found this recent paper, with a new interpretation that the monument is actually the Lioness named Mehit. It she was the guardian of a library, then she may well be alone?
A New Interpretation of a Rare Old Kingdom Dual Title: The King’s Chief Librarian and Guardian of the Royal Archives of Mehit.
The plot thickens.
I agree that the Sphinx was most likely Lion-headed in the remote past, originally.
Graham Hancock has convincing evidence for this, and the monument being built to correspond to the Leo constellation and astrological age:
The Age of Leo was approximately 10,0000 to 8,0000 BC; this 'somehow' corresponds to the weathering evidence of the Sphinx being about 8000 to 10000 years old, not 4000 years old as commonly believed.
The Sphinx's body is clearly that of a lion, with long paws, a lions tail, a feline pose about to pounce, the body is also very weathered - made of a stone that looked like limestone to me.
The head seemed to be less weathered than the body and if you look closely, you can see that it's been attached, whereas the body has been carved from the bedrock. The paws also look more modern. So, if the Sphinx had a partner it would be reasonable to expect that it would also be carved from bedrock but there is no trace of it anywhere in the vicinity.
I'm not persuaded by the dual Sphinx theory. Or that it once had a jackal's head. But I think Hancock might be right about how old it is and it's clearly been rained on - with a lot of rain at that.
I've seen the lion men in the temple, basically little people with tails and lion heads dressed in dark maroon robes..they were assistants, helpers, keepers to the royal line
yes it was good drugs.. but i was sober
now to my theories .. have many lol
ok lion serpent abraxas
now if what you are saying is correct that there will be a counterpart for a lunar sphinx then I think you are looking in the wrong place, country, continent, hemisphere
relate to fire lion serpent like the cute lil fella Aleister has on the tower which incidentally should be typhon because the tower is capricorn not leo in the Maat system and its a sea goat attacking the tower.
Anyhows lat long of sphinx (leo) 29.9753° N, 31.1376° E
this Aeon is all about the horizons, cusps and the opposites
so we go to Australia.. a land of myth and legend also the source of creation stories with my friend the rainbow serpent. (australia is just as much a land of deadly serpents as Africa and Egypt are of deadly lions.)
we find an Aboriginal culture immersed and now well hidden in folk lore and legends. Stories Of the sky people who came from the sky in canoes and the twelve tribes. Some legends were of giants but most were of the little people.. the fae ...
In Australian legends the sun is female..and the moon male
*facepalms... who knew.. makes perfect sense but blows all current esoteric thought out the window.. what if women are both creative and receptive (the healers) and men are the blockers? oops i digress and do not want to stir up the war of the sexes which shouldn't be .. christ; if only you had respected us women and our unique gifts in the first place we wouldn't be in this mess... what the heck happened to Mary ...
you have now TRUMPED yourselves, just look at the false world order... then again before that in the ISIS Aeon we treated you guys pretty harshly... so that's why it's up to their kids this time, fire & famine flood & drought and lots of typhoons the change that is change. Acceptance and anything goes (Aleister would rock the new millenium, he would of loved it and maybe lady heroin wouldn't of been his great love) then again I can see him swapping his tobacco pipe for a crack pipe
God said to the Aboriginals thousands of years ago, don't do anything until i get back.. and all was silence ..until now . so to the Gympie pyramid... and the legends of the south eastern tribes of Queensland and the lost people
Following is a list of some of the artifacts found in the Gympie District, Queensland Australia.
Source: The Gympie Times 30/10/75
The Gympie Ape- A stone ape statue possibility 3000 years old. The statue was unearthed in 1966 on Mr Dal K. Berrys Wolvi Rd property. The ape is made of conglomerate iron stone and shows a squatting ape figure.
It is believed to represent the Egyptian God “Thoth” in ape form.
66 was a great year 🙂 the year of the fire water horse.. an auspicious occasion
November 21 was even better it gave you me to bang heads against the walls in frustration, the sum of the mistakes made in order to avoid the truth, the future and the really real life.
everything that was done to avoid today happening, actually caused it.
YOU opened up the doorway
AND risked a look inside.
YOU couldn’t share the vision
AND the truth you had to hide.
YOU didn’t build the pyramid
AND structure things just right.
YOU went and split the atom
AND were blinded by sunlight.
YOU forgot to use a mirror
AND bounce it all around.
YOU turned away, closed the eye
AND didn’t speak a sound.
YOU didn’t see me watching
AND knowing all the lie.
YOU kept on chaining spirit
AND didn’t hear it’s sigh.
YOU lusted for more power
AND greed went hand in hand.
YOU acquired gold and diamonds
AND built castles in the sand.
YOU built up debt to Mother Earth
AND that will never be repaid.
YOU reaped the crop that you sowed
AND now lay in the bed you made.
YOU have asked for nature’s fury
AND that is exactly what you’ll get.
YOU know nature is the balance
AND at dawn the sun will set.
- ©Magi Swan 1992
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the Faerest of us all
the truth are we
in the clouds you see
the balance of fire and water
©Magi Swan 1992
M: now to my theories .. have many lol
There is no theory beyond Do What Thou Wilt. I guess we're both sinners.
there is only one truth the fun is finding the pieces and putting the humpty dumpty jigsaw together again
From this month's Fortean Times, the Archaeology section. (FT393, June 2020, page 14.)
Due to the coronavirus, Egypt has been sterilising all its key archaeological areas.
Word is that in the course of this process at the Sphinx, a new archaeological discovery has been made. At the time of writing, the nature of the find has not been disclosed.
Very odd. The FT doesn't normally rumour-monger, except to report rumours it has heard along with sources.
And what is the point of sterilising ...key archaeological areas? Imagine how large the Tommee Tippee machine would have to be.
Maybe they finally found that long-lost Hall of Records (the physical one) underneath the Sphinx?
Maybe they found evidence of the Second Sphinx-ter?
Or maybe it's something even more nefariously powerful...like cuneiform Tablets of Destiny detailing ancient 'technology and weapons...
I spoke to one of my contacts in Cairo about this yesterday. If a new discovery has been made, he hasn't heard about it.
The antiquities people in Eygpt are very keen to report any new discoveries. Especially any ancient ray-guns. Dont hold your breath.