A Sphinx is actually a symbol of an Egyptian Pharaoh's power. It represents the god of government and leadership, Horus. The Sphinx is actually two things in one. The face is what is supposed to represent Horus. The body, which is a lion, is supposed to represent solar power. When I first started to research this topic I thought it was a backwards Egyptian god. Instead of an animal head and a persons body, it's a Pharaoh's head and an animals body. Cool huh? Actually it wasn't seen that way by some Egyptians. It was considered by some Egyptians not worthy of being worshiped.