If you identify with the sphinx, you are most likely a no-nonsense type who does not suffer fools gladly. In Greek mythology, the sphinx is a female monster with the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. In the myth of Oedipus, she is merciless, killing those who cannot answer her riddles. In contrast, the Egyptian sphinx was depicted as male and far more benevolent. However, both were associated with guardianship and placed at entrances to temples. Wear this necklace close to guard your heart.