I am the Sphinx, the great riddle maker. What are you not understanding in your life right now? Is everything really hunky-dory? I think not. Take a deep look at your self. Use your knowledge. I am a creature of facts. Do not deny the things that are true. Emotions are true, physical things are true, but they can transform with the correct application of knowing. You do not have to like the truth, but you must accept it before you can transform it into something else. I can help you with the clues to the riddle of life, but only you can put the answer together, for each individual has their own answer. With knowing I can help you see your path on this world. The land of the dead had no mystery for me, for there all is revealed. Humans must keep their primary attention on the living of this world.
Note - isn't it kind of funny that the Sphinx is concerned only with the living? It does not concern itself with the beyond. The land of the dead has no mystery for the Sphinx - all is revealed there. But we of the living must keep our sights, at least most of them, on living. On the things that get us through today - our personal facts.
Quoting Greek Mythology - The Riddle of the Sphinx:
That is us, folks. And for that we must pay attention to the riddle and
see things as they are. Know your self, and it will reward you.
legs when the sun does rise