The Sphinx is one of many winged lions with a human head In Dungeons & Dragons. Personally, I always preferred the female version, known as Gynosphinxes, so I added her to my cute monsters illustration series. The Sphinx Is an excellent example of a monster, Which significantly improved throughout The D&D editions. It was incorporated more organically Into the world and with more emphasis on its role as a riddler guardian. Making it more of an intellectually challenging than physical one.