The Riddle of the Sphinx . . .
a Riddle of Time?

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Ovid briefly mentions the story of Oedipus and the riddle of the Sphinx in Book VII of his Metamorphoses. This account, however, is no more than an allusion to a story that has been told by other ancient authors such as Apollodorus. The story has become quite well known. It centers on a plague brought about by the Sphinx, an amazing creature consisted of a winged lion with the head of a woman. The Sphinx agrees to leave and take the curse off the land if someone can answer its riddle:

"What is that which has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?"(1)

The downside to answering the riddle incorrectly is being devoured by the Sphinx.

Marion Haynes
Greek Mythology

The Figure of the Sphinx is a reference to the signs of Leo the Lion, and Aquarius the Man (or Woman) which are opposite each other in the Zodiac. The Sphinx of Giza was fully uncovered from the desert sands in 1926, which according to Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet is the beginning of the 2160 year Age of Aquarius. Norelli-Bachelet suggests that the Sphinx was built during The Age of Leo, approximatel 10,800 - 12,960 years ago. The Sphinx at Giza is at 30 E longitude and 30 N Latitude. When one overlays the Zodiac on the globe, as Norelli-Bachelet did in her book, The New Way, Vol. 1 & 2, those coordinates equate to 0 Aquarius.

The key to the Sphinx Riddle can be found in understanding the Vedic Yugas. The Unit given for the Yuga is 432,000. That figure is commonly mistaken as a meaasurement in years or in days. When understood as a measurent in seconds of degrees of celestial longitude, as introduced by Norelli-Bachelet, then the Kali Yuga comes to (120 degrees x 60 minutes x 60 seconds = 432,000" of degrees of arc). In terms of the 360 degree Precession of the Equinoxes in 25,920 years, 120 degrees (or 432,000") comes to 8640 years (one third of the Precession).

Dwapara Yuga = 2 Kali Yuga
Treta Yuga = 3 Kali Yuga
Satya Yuga = 4 Kali Yuga
Maha Yuga = 9 Kali Yuga = 77,760 years (3 Precessions)

The Precession of the Equinoxes:

The Precession of the Equinoxes moves backward through the Zodiac, and when looking at the flow of the Yugas, starting from the Age of Leo (the Lion), then Time travels through the Satya Yuga (4), then the Dwapara Yuga (2), then the Treta Yuga (3). The "One Voice" of the Riddle can be seen as the measurement of the Kali Yuga.