Hi there all of you special people out in Mortal Land!
Today we have the privilege to meet Astra. Astra is a Sphinx and belongs to one of the oldest families of Fey and as a special treat her old friend Omar has generously decided to come with her.
Here they are, Astra, The Sphinx, and her every knowing friend Owl, Omar!
Astra ~ My my my this is so exciting! Omar and I are so anxious to have our visit with the mortal ones. Hello everyone, may you be blessed with the knowledge which comes before you.
Shasta ~ Oh Astra, just like you to start off the interview with a riddle. Now you will have everyone wondering what in the world you were talking about. lol
Astra ~ It is very simple; I have blessed them all with the knowledge of their ancestors.
Now I am ready to answer any questions they may have.
Shasta ~ Okay. Here is your first question. The Mortals would like to know just what a Sphinx is.
Astra ~ Sphinx are seers. We see into the future. We also see inside the soul and what needs to be altered to make that being's life more meaningful. We are the questions you hear in your head when a problem needs to be solved.
Shasta ~ That sounds very mysterious. How do you help someone alter their life?
Astra ~ We, Sphinx will always answer the questions that hold captive your mind, but we will answer them in our own time and in our own way. Usually the way is in the form of a riddle, rhyme or simple test of intuition. For knowledge can only be gained through valiant effort.
Shasta ~ So, the way you help is to make beings think out their problem. Is that correct?
Omar ~ Hoot! Hoot! Hooo Hoot Hoot.
Astra ~ Omar says, yes you are right, but in order to do this each being must learn to listen to and trust it's Spirit which lives Within.
Shasta ~ What do you mean? What Spirit that lives Within?
Omar ~ Hoot Hooo Hooot?
Astra ~ Omar cannot believe that you do not know of this spirit, Shasta. He thought every Fey being knew of it. The Spirit which dwells within is the one mortals refer to as intuition. They acknowledge it in there animal beings, but forget that they are of the same family and therefore posses it also.
Shasta ~ Wow, I never knew that mortals and their animals were from the same family. Our audience never told me that. Shame on you mortals. lol. But seriously, Astra, you cannot place a human in the same family as a, well let's say a mouse for instance.
Astra ~ In this respect yes I can, for a mouse has the same inner spirit as a mortal human. He just listens to his more often. That is how he knows when to run away and when it is safe for him to stay and feed.
Shasta ~ Well, we will let the mortals all dwell on that little piece of information while we find out a little more about you. Can you tell the mortals what you look like? They are very confused on this matter.
Astra ~ As well they should be, because we take on many forms. We were fond of the body of a lion with a human head form in ancient Egypt, but that died out with the fall of the empire. Later we decided that form was much too intimidating to mortals so we decided that each of us would chose our own shape and form.
Shasta ~ Can you tell our audience what form you decided to take and why you have chosen this form.
Astra ~ I have chosen my legs to be those of the deer for they are sure and fast when flight is needed. My head and rest of my body are those of a woman, which is the symbol of renewal and birth. I embrace the long tail of the lion for balance and take on the wings of the eagle for strength. A crown of many colored lights encircles my head to keep it every clear yet ever wondering.
Shasta ~ It sounds like you have thought of everything. How clever of you. Okay, one last question before I let you and Omar go. What was the question the first Sphinx asked before allowing passage into her temple?
Astra ~ It is a very easy, yet hard question. Here it is "Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?"
Shasta ~ And the answer is?
Astra ~ We will let our very intelligent audience find the answer on their own. I do think that would be better, do not you?
Shasta ~ Okay, sounds good to me. Let's make a game out of it. If you know the answer to the Sphinx's riddle please post it in the comments below. Everyone with the right answer will get put in a drawing for a very special gift from the Sphinx herself. The game will end next Tuesday Night at Midnight!
Astra ~ Excellent! Omar and I will go in search of a prize everyone will enjoy.
Omar~ Hoot! Hoot!
Shasta ~ Thank you both so much for coming and a big thank you to each of you wonderful mortals out there for joining us for this interview. Don't forget to answer the Sphinx's question. Here it is again ~
"Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?"
I can't wait to see your answers!