Sphinx is an ancient moon goddess, the goddess of birth and death.
Part animal, part human, she remains connected to her deep instinctual
nature. Most stories emphasize her underworld aspect as the death
goddess who carries the dead to the underworld. She is often portrayed
as a lion and shares in the solar and regal symbolism of that animal.
She is also an oracular deity, given to enigma and riddles. A symbol
of strength, wisdom, and royal power, she reminds us that nothing comes
to creation without some destruction and that sometimes the only way to
solve a mystery is to enter the darkness. This image reminds us that
we can find beauty even in the heart of that which terrifies.•
together in light and darkness
description & paintings by Susan Seddon Boulet