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Fred couldn't resist a mystery and here was a riddle on-site.
The story of the sphinx's riddle first occurs in the Greek tragedians.
The country was ravaged by a monster, the Sphinx; Oedipus solved the riddle which it proposed to its victims, freed the country, and married his own mother.
The upper end contains a perforated riddle plate which is placed directly over the riffle box, and under certain circumstances mercury may be placed behind the riffles.
The Muses taught her a riddle and the Thebans had to guess it.