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Hi Thanos and thank you for taking the time to respond and point me in the direction of your earlier thread.

Anubis as the Sphinx certainly makes sense from a Necropolis standpoint, however, I see more in common with the body of a Lion than that of a Jackal, especially when comparing to other Egyptian artistic portrayals of both respective animals.

The number of toes on the paw is, in my opinion, significant from a biological standpoint, however, it seems that there is more than just biological indicators as to the identity being that of a Lion.

I'd first like to point out the way AE depict the laying Jackal with its tail straight down:

Jackal/Anubis depictions

The current orientation of the tail on the Sphinx resembles that of AE Lion art, which also aligns with several of the images in your post (apologies, for some reason anytime I try to link a photo in here, the link appears as broken), where the tail wraps around the hindquarters on the right hand side of the animal.

Another area that seems to show biological differences is in the abdomen region. Jackal depictions have a thin and slender frame with a definitive arching upwards of the abdomen.
This is not present in Lion depictions.

Is it possible, that mentions of Anubis are more in line with artifacts being buried/entombed with the deceased individual, such as with Tutankhamen?

Perhaps the Sphinx is not meant to be guarding the Pyramids or the underworld, after all, it does appear to be aligned to the Leo constellation:
Sphinx & Leo Constellation



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The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 821 Buchem 08-Jun-18 00:47
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 203 Thanos5150 08-Jun-18 04:07
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 202 Buchem 08-Jun-18 05:09
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 223 trace1 10-Jun-18 12:14
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 185 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:15
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 300 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-18 17:17
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 202 Buchem 11-Jun-18 01:22
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 133 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:07
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 132 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:09


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