The Sphinx is a famous creature from both Egyptian and Greek mythology. It is depicted as a monster with the body of a lion (sometimes with wings) and the head of a human (male or female). In Egyptian mythology, the Sphinx is depicted as a human headed lion wearing a Pharaoh's crown.
In God of War: AscensionEdit
Two statues of the Sphinx can be seen at the entrance of a Temple in the village of Kirra. The Temple leads to the Cistern. However, no actual Sphinx are seen in the gale.
In God of War: Chains of OlympusEdit
In God of War: Chains of Olympus, the Sphinx is an enemy that Kratos encounters in the Temple of Persephone. It appears similar to the Morpheus Beast, except that it's much stronger, its fur is brown and it's not wreathed in fog. It also has a similar fighting style, except that it breathes fire. Kratos also kills the beast in the same style as the Morpheus Beast.
In God of War IIEdit
Two statues of the Sphinx can be seen at the entrance to the Bog of the Forgotten, however, no actual Sphinx are seen in the game.
- The design of the Sphinx in Chains of Olympus has changed a lot between the concept art and the actual appearance in the game. In the concept art, the sphinx looks like most interpretations, half woman, half lion with wings on his back. In the game, he looks like a sabertooth.
- Artemis was meant to be a Sphinx in God of War: Ascension Multiplayer, but was later scrapped from the game.