What is the Riddle of the Sphinx?

The Sphinx guarded the city of Thebes, and asked a riddle to any who wished to enter. Anyone who could not answer correctly was eaten by the Sphinx. The actual riddle wasn't given until lake Greek history, but it is thought to be "What creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and at evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?" The answer is man, who crawls .
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