Oo the underworld. Most sphinx's purpose was to guard the enterance to the underworld. Scary. The spinx also protected the Pharaoh's body from enemies. There was only a couple of female sphinx's one was queen hatchipsut. The great sphinxguarded the body of king Khafra. Interesting huh? Well the sphinx was similar to some statues today but we don't have protecters of the underworld exceptfor the dead people kind of. The egyption mostly had the sphinx mad eout of some ston we hve our statues made out of a lot of things like metal.