Seven Kingdoms: Seowyn's Crossing
Sphinxes are a curious race of creatures hailing from the Desolation of Azmartheon possessing a Human-like head, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. They are known for their facility with riddles and their curious nature. Being made up of three creature known for their proud bearing (some would say arrogant), they tend to consider themselves very noble and superior to others. To amuse itself, a sphinx has been known to set up a lair near a crossroad, a plaza, or other place of heavy traffic and demand that anyone who wishes to pass answer its riddle. Those who fail are often devoured, but those who succeed find themselves well rewarded.