Linnet Ridgeway : God, what were they actually for?
[gesturing to a sphinx statue]
Simon Doyle : I never really thought about it. Perhaps they were their equivalent of garden gnomes.
Jacqueline De Bellefort : Nice try Simon, but just a little wide of the mark. The sphinx was, in fact, a monster from Greek mythology, with a woman's head... see? And a lionesses' body. And it said - oh, don't you want to know?
[as they walk away]
Jacqueline De Bellefort : It said riddles for travelers... and killed those who got them wrong.