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The Criosphinx The Sphinx is a traditional monster with the body of a lion, and the head of either a human, falcon or ram invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, before being imported in Greek mythology. The name sphinx comes from the Greek sphiggein Σφινξ — Sphinx, apparently from the verb σφινγω — sphingo, meaning ‘to draw tight’ or more loosly translated: ‘to strangle’.

Gustav Klimt (1862--1918) Austrian symbolist painter // Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art