The Sphinx


The 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