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In Egyptian mythology, a man's head with the body of a lion. They were peaceful unless the king was threatened by his enemies. Also an incarnation of the sun god Horus.
Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology by Philip Wilkinson

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2009-12-24 [Talkris]: There is also a sphinx in Greek mythology. Maybe it should be added as well?

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