There are two substantial types of Sphinx told in ancient tales: the Egyptian Sphinx and the Greek Sphinx. The Egyptian Sphinx is a very powerful creature that is associated with the god, Rie. It has the body of a lion and the head of a man. The most famous of these Sphinxes, obviously, is the one in Giza even though many smaller versions exist all over Egypt. These Sphinxes are all designed with one purpose and intent-- to hold secrets and magic. The bigger the Sphinx, the more magic and greater secrets it holds.
The Greek Sphinx was a winged lioness with the head of a woman. She possesses the secrets of the universe but refused to reveal them, including the magic of and astral flow that the ancient used to create their magic. She is associated with death and rebirth and secrets of immortality. The person who could solve her riddle is the one that could know her secrets.
This piece gives you the ability to grow your own spirit Sphinx. It can be fashioned after the Egyptian Sphinx or the Greek Sphinx. It's up to you because this is your Sphinx. One thing for sure is that as you grow your Sphinx, it will begin to develop its own type of magic, which will be kept a secret to everybody but you. You can also use store your own magic and/or secrets inside of the Sphinx that you grow. The Sphinx's magic depends on your own inner characteristics and unlocked abilities, as this Sphinx that you are growing is a reflection of your inner self. You will be able to discover the power in the Sphinx you grow, which is really like discovering your own inner being and balance of powers and abilities.
As your Sphinx grows, so will the magic that it possesses and the magic that you have put into it along the way. Accordingly the power of your own magic will grow as well... remember it's merely a reflection of your own self. Together you and you Sphinx will mirror one another to develop and grow in magical abilities and powers!