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A gynosphinx (pronounced: /ˈgnsfɪŋksGY-no-sfinks[3]) was a female sphinx. While not as physically powerful as an androsphinx, the gynosphinx was still a capable combatant and possessed a number of magical powers. The gynosphinx was the sole female sphinx subrace.[citation needed]

Gynosphinxes preferred to pursue intellectual ideals. They loved to collect knowledge and ancient lore and delighted in solving riddles, puzzles, and mental challenges.[2]

Gynosphinxes were favored by the dwarven deities Dugmaren Brightmantle and Vergadain and the Mulhorandi goddess Isis, who would often send them as messengers to their faithful.[4]

Notable GynosphinxesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 280, 282. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 232–234. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 26.
  4. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. pp. 8, 11, 12, 14. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.

ConnectionsEdit

Males: AndrosphinxCriosphinxHieracosphinx
Females: Gynosphinx
Related Creatures
Dracosphinx