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My Favorite Tolkien Riddle

Thirty white horses on a red hill: first they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still.

Ancient Sumerian Riddle

There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing.

What is it?

Ancient Norse Riddle

Four hang, four sprang, two point the way, two to ward off dogs, one dangles after, always rather dirty.

What am I?”

Ancient Description Riddle

There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies.

Ancient Place Riddle

The beginning of eternity The end of time and space The beginning of every end, And the end of every place.

Ancient Fun Riddle

Runs over fields and woods all day Under the bed at night sits not alone, With long tongue hanging out, A-waiting for a bone.

Ancient Life Riddle

I never was, am always to be, No one ever saw me, nor ever will And yet I am the confidence of all To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.

Ancient Night Riddle

At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen.

White as Milk and Soft as Silk

In a marble hall white as milk Lined with skin as soft as silk Within a fountain crystal-clear A golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold, Yet thieves break in to steal its gold.

— Mother Goose

I Am, Yet I Am Not

There is a story that a man and not a man Saw and did not see a bird and not a bird Perched on a branch and not a branch And hit him and did not hit him with a rock and not a rock.

How is this possible?

Thank you Luca for your […]