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What was the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx that Oedipus solved?

Question #15371. Asked by Hugh J..

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The riddle {was;'What} is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?' The hero Oedipus gave the answer, 'Man,' causing the Sphinx's death.

Dec 27 2001, 11:48 PM
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quite right Smartie,
an goes on four legs (crawling ) when a baby, on two legs for most of it's life and needs a walking stick in old age.

Dec 28 2001, 7:03 PM
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