The riddle of the Sphinx, who is a plague on the city of Thebes, Egypt, in the play Oedipus Rex (c. 429 B.C.) by the foremost dramatist of ancient Greece, Sophocles, is ‘What goes on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening?’ The answer, according to the Sphinx is, ‘Man.’ Oedipus, with the help of a seer, gives the correct answer, and becomes king of Thebes by marrying Jocasta, its widowed queen.
The drama begins with Oedipus’ exposure on a hillside by his parents, Laius and Jocasta, because of a prophecy that Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother. Thereafter, lame, which is the meaning of his name, ‘swollen foot’, Oedipus encounters his father, Laius, on the road, and unknowingly kills him, after an argument about who first has right of passage. When he discovers that he’s unwittingly married his mother, Jocasta, Oedipus blinds himself, while his daughter Antigone is depicted as leading his blind steps at the close.
The meaning of the riddle is usually explained as a baby crawls in the morning of its infancy, while an adult strides upon two legs in the afternoon, and in the evening the lame and the blind use a stick to support their legs, and/or feel their way. However, the third leg of the race is also the species in its third phase, that is, the Sphinx, with the face and breasts of a woman, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle, is associated with plague, because she represents a stage of humanity’s growth beyond lameness and blindness.
That Oedipus marries his mother, Jocasta, so puts out his own eyes, appears as a ‘lame excuse’, when Jocasta hangs herself for her part in breaking the incest taboo imposed by their society. More so as the taboo is imposed to ensure monogamous marriage outside the family, while women with penis’ semen of their own are futanarian, that is, the futa race, which is why Oedipus is called ‘swollen foot’, because he can’t win the race for women’s seed, who’re the human family condemned as incestuous; a species of man separate from the misogyny and homosexuality of men, who promote blindness in representing ring slavery through their parasitical enslavement of the human host womb of women.
The Sphinx has the face and breasts of a woman, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle, because she represents the effects of men’s STD (sexually transmitted disease), that is, as a virus which prevents the human race of women’s seed from running. Men would rather have a blind, three legged race, than that the human species of futanarian women left Earth to colonize the planets amongst the stars. Through the sexual reproduction of their own brains’ powers to rejuvenate themselves by means of medical science, women’s seed could develop the technologies needed to travel instantaneously through space and time, but men have put down a foot which wasn’t theirs, which is a rather lame excuse for being a blind cripple with a daughter somewhere ...