“Anyone who studies photos of the Sphinx can see that it is out of proportion. Its head is much too small for its body, and is far less weathered than the rest of the body and surrounding enclosure. Its head has obviously been re-carved, perhaps numerous times, and its body has been covered with restoration stones dating from thousands of years ago right up until today, giving the Sphinx its leonine shape while masking its original form. So to find the clues as to what it originally was, we have to look further than the Sphinx alone.
A study of the archaeology, astronomy, and esoteric messages contained in the structures, objects, and art of the Giza Plateau and Sphinx, point to the Sphinx originally being sculpted as the ancient jackal/dog deity Anubis, facilitator of the process from death to resurrection, agent of cosmic law, and gatekeeper of the passage to immortality.
The Pyramids Texts, carved into the stone walls of the pyramids at Saqqara in Egypt, date from around 2400 BC and are currently the oldest dated sacred texts in the world. They contain the earliest references to the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Egypt, and indicate that the Great Sphinx once took the form of the Egyptian god Anubis.
In ancient times the site of the Great Pyramids, where the Sphinx lies, was called Ro-Setawe, the Sacred Land and the Necropolis, and the Pyramid Texts refer to Anubis as “Lord of Ro-Setawe,” “Anubis who presides over the Sacred Land” (and also Pure Land, and Secluded Land), and “he at the Head of the Necropolis,” which are all ancient references to Anubis standing guard over the site of the Great Pyramids. This may not have been just a metaphysical reference, but a very physical one, as the Sphinx does indeed stand at the entrance to the site of the Great Pyramids.”