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jrender 03-04-2002 10:34 PM

I found these riddles , can anyone help me figure it out?
 
Not quite certain if this topic fits in this section, but here are those riddles I found in an rpg game. I've been thinking about it a few days now. (and i don't know the answers)

1.
I am as cold as death, and not breathing air.
Never thirsty, but ever drinking
Covered in mail, but never clinking
What am I?

2.
A warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword.
He uses his life to defend his golden hoard.
What is he?

3.
We capture light, and yet we don't.
We reflect rays of sun, and yet we don't.
Without us all the world is gray and dull.
What are we?
-- my guessed "sky"

4.
Until I am mesured,
I am not known.
Yet how you miss me,
When I have flown.
What am I?

5.
Never tired, never still.
Moving quietly from hill to hill.
Does not run or even walk,
life it gives and sometimes take,
when its hand is gone you feel the chill it leaves behind.
What is it?

6.
I make you weak at the worst of times,
but iI keep you safe from hights and crimes.
I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold,
I visit the weak, but seldom the bold.
What am I?

7.
What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a bed but never sleeps?
What am I?

8.
White bird featherless flyin out paradise
flyin over sea and land dyin in my hand
what is it ?

[ March 04, 2002: Message edited by: Jazarlus ]

Joy 03-04-2002 11:45 PM

Quote:

1. I am as cold as death, and not breathing air.
Never thirsty, but ever drinking
Covered in mail, but never clinking
What am I?
Answer is Fish - this one is actually from "Riddles in the Dark" - The Hobbit

Quote:

4. Until I am mesured,
I am not known.
Yet how you miss me,
When I have flown.
What am I?
Answer is Time


Quote:

7. What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a bed but never sleeps?
What am I?
Answer is River

These are all I know right now. I might figure out more later.

[ March 05, 2002: Message edited by: Joy ]

jrender 03-04-2002 11:59 PM

oh yes the fish riddle ! your answer really remind me about that.

was thinking about this one

A warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword.
He uses his life to defend his golden hoard.
What is he?
Can it means "Bee" ?

[ March 05, 2002: Message edited by: Jazarlus ]

Joy 03-05-2002 12:09 AM

Quote:

warrior amongst the flowers, he bears a thrusting sword.
He uses his life to defend his golden hoard.
What is he?
Can it mean "Bee" ?
That's what I was thinking, but wasn't sure.

Watcher in the Water 03-05-2002 01:48 AM

As for number 6, I am thinking it could be Fear or Cowardice... or something similar...

jrender 03-05-2002 02:38 AM

oh i ran into another one here

9.
I have two arms, but fingers none.
I have two feet, but cannot run.
I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet OFF the ground.
What am I?

Watcher in the Water 03-06-2002 12:57 AM

This could be terribly wrong but that last one could be a wheelbarrow... or something similar agian. Two arms to lift and push it with and two feet being the stands. and it carries stuff...

Turambar 03-06-2002 01:58 PM

Could #5 be a shadow?

Gorothlammothiel 03-06-2002 02:49 PM

I agree.....
I think 6 is fear.......

Narya 03-08-2002 12:25 PM

3 could be EYES, but Im not sure.
And I think too, that five could be shadow, but 'live it gives and sometimes takes' dosent fit so good.

Joy 03-08-2002 11:21 PM

Could #5 be love?

Eowyn of Ithilien 03-09-2002 06:09 AM

"moving quietly from hill to hill"...hmm doesn't sound like love :/ I agree with fear, time, and river...oh and fish of course [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
gives life but takes it...sounded kinda like heat or sunlight moving across a cloud filled sky, would also fit the chill after it's gone
good luck with them [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Narya 03-09-2002 08:59 AM

Yeah, 5 can be rays of sunlight..
And for my earlier post here.. 3 sounds more than skys, I now believe, but it sounds as if there could be a better answer...

Joy 03-09-2002 03:45 PM

Quote:

And for my earlier post here.. 3 sounds more than skys, I now believe, but it sounds as if there could be a better answer..
I don't think it would be sky. Notice that the riddle says "we." I would think that "sky" would be singular.

I was thinking raindrops, but they do not reflect light, they refract it.

Hey, what about colors??

[ March 09, 2002: Message edited by: Joy ]

Narya 03-10-2002 11:37 AM

Yes, colours sounds good, Joy. There can be dark colours that capture sunlight and lighter ones.
Thats the right answer, i think.

Weber 03-10-2002 01:27 PM

what about #8????????
Quote:

8.
White bird featherless flyin out paradise
flyin over sea and land dyin in my hand
what is it ?
?????????????????????????????????????????????

Joy 03-10-2002 02:17 PM

As for #8, you know, I haven't a clue.

Voronwe 03-10-2002 05:30 PM

Perhaps #8 is a snowflake.

firenzie 03-10-2002 07:06 PM

#8 iz probably a snowflake


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firenzie 03-10-2002 07:07 PM

#8 iz probably a snowflake


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ladyoflorien 03-19-2002 02:42 AM

1 fish
2 bee
3 clouds or colours
4 time
5 wind
6 fear
7 river
8 snowflake
9 i was thinking chair.. but a chair doesn't carry...

~amy

Manwe 03-22-2002 04:36 AM

I am dangerous,
and yet can save your life,
not harmed by sword,
not wounded by knife,
I eat man and house,
but am a gift,
keep an eye on me,
for I am swift,
what am I?

Manwe 03-22-2002 05:02 AM

... and here's another one:

I am a diamond,
white and shiny stone,
you can see me,
but never alone,
you can seek me,
but will not find me nigh,
never live,
but will yet die,
what am I?

ps. I'm not sure about the nigh, but I think you see my point anyway.

Lostgaeriel 03-22-2002 02:33 PM

Hi Manw!

Quote:

I am a diamond,
white and shiny stone,
you can see me,
but never alone,
you can seek me,
but will not find me nigh,
never live,
but will yet die,
what am I?
Is it the Moon? Can only be seen because of reflected sunlight (and Earthshine in modern times); you can look for and find it but it is 1/4 million miles away; there is no life on it, yet it will eventually collide with the Earth or be vaporized by the Sun turning to a Red Giant. (I had also considered a Star as the answer.)

Now that my subconcious has had a chance to work on it, I would say the answer is the FULL MOON. The 'never live, but will yet die' refers to waxing and waning of the moon as it goes thru its phases.

[ March 23, 2002: Message edited by: Lostgaeriel ]

Lostgaeriel 03-22-2002 02:38 PM

Hi again Manw!

I'm not sure about your other riddle.

Quote:

I am dangerous,
and yet can save your life,
not harmed by sword,
not wounded by knife,
I eat man and house,
but am a gift,
keep an eye on me,
for I am swift,
what am I?
But I think it might be Water. You can drown in water, floods can destroy houses, yet you need to drink it to live. It cannot be stopped by sword or knife - in fact water will rust them. Water is the source of life - a gift. Swift moving rivers are dangerous.

[ March 22, 2002: Message edited by: Lostgaeriel ]

Maikadilwen 03-22-2002 03:19 PM

Quote:

I am dangerous,
and yet can save your life,
not harmed by sword,
not wounded by knife,
I eat man and house,
but am a gift,
keep an eye on me,
for I am swift,
what am I?
My guess is fire.

Lostgaeriel 03-22-2002 05:21 PM

Yeah, now I see it. Maikadilwen has it right. Fire - the gift to man from Prometheus. Duh.

Manwe 03-23-2002 05:04 PM

Yes, Maikadilwen, fire is right. But for the other, moon isn't quite right but I guess I have to give you right Lostgaeriel, star is correct. It can't be the moon because:
you can see me,
but never alone,

and here's one more:
I have many fingers,
but no hands,
I go across the world,
to foregin lands,
yet do I not walk not run not fly,
I can be short and I can be high,
in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,
what am I?

Weber 03-23-2002 07:34 PM

probably a bad guess- air??

Lostgaeriel 03-23-2002 09:28 PM

the wind?

Manwe 03-24-2002 08:31 AM

No, it's not air nor wind.

in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,


and also I'd say that you can say that the wind fly.

Manwe 03-24-2002 08:58 AM

And here's one more if you figured out the last one:

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but can still be more burden than a boulder,
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
eveytime and everywhere,
I'm a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?

Narya 03-24-2002 10:14 AM

Air?
Im not sure but that was the first thing that came to my mind.

I thought of tnis one:
Quote:

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but still can be more burden than a boulder
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
everytime and everywhere,
Im a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?
hmmm.. and it could be LIVE or THOUGHTS, too...

[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: Narya ]

Joy 03-24-2002 01:07 PM

The last one sounds like Time.

Fingo 03-24-2002 02:23 PM

hmmm... I'm gonna say a shadow because "when you try to catch me I flee,and when you run from I hunt you" like a when the sun is in front of you and you chase your shadow but when it's behind you, it's like your running from it. I don't know there are some things that don't sound like a shadow but what the heck, I tried. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

Manwe 03-25-2002 04:36 AM

No correct answer, but Narya is close with thought. Don't fogett the other riddle.

Manwe 03-27-2002 01:49 PM

Please, anyone try this riddles.

Sam Gamgee 03-29-2002 12:19 PM

to the very first questions,
1. fish
2. a bee
3. colors
4. time
5. wind
6. fear
7. river
8. snowflake
9. wheelbarrow
looks right
and to Manw, the one about danger, is that time?
and the other one, the moon?

Joy 03-29-2002 03:15 PM

Quote:

You carry me since the first time you met me,
but I am not heavy on your shoulder,
and not carried on the back by thee,
but can still be more burden than a boulder,
when you try to catch me I flee,
and when you run from me I hunt you,
everywhere I follow thee,
but sometimes look for me you do,
I can cause laughter and I can cause a tear,
I bring joy and fear and sorrow,
eveytime and everywhere,
I'm a thing you can not borrow,
but nothing lasts for ever and one day,
I will not be by thee,
I will go my own way,
and noone will ever find me,
what am I?

Sounds like time to me.

As for the other one
Quote:

I have many fingers,
but no hands,
I go across the world,
to foregin lands,
yet do I not walk not run nor fly,
I can be short and I can be high,
in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,
what am I?
Shadow is all I can think of, but how can a shadow help someone?

hhoibye 04-04-2002 04:40 PM

This one

Quote:

I have many fingers,
but no hands,
I go across the world,
to foregin lands,
yet do I not walk not run not fly,
I can be short and I can be high,
in many ways i help thee,
yet do you kill me,
what am I?
Can it be waves? Or the see?


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