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Riddles to Ponder

 
 
Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2022 07:49 am
Here are some riddles I've asked a friend at work. Feel free to guess the answer to one or all or post your own riddle.

1. A wooden hull, left unmanned
Anchored firmly to the land.
It's paper sails to one mast linked
It takes on water yet it does not sink.
What is the ship?

2. All the prophecies of mankind have been of me, yet no one in history has been in my presence. In every expression of fear and hope you renew your faith in me, yet you cannot remember me.
What am I?

3. It lives underground and in the sky.
It dances on one leg until the moment it dies.

4. The modern traveler who sets a course
Takes an iron chariot without a horse.
What is the chariot?

5. At the summit of a mountain, there is a forest. The forest is totally dead, yet it continues to grow. The forest is home to a single species of climber who lays its eggs in the branches. It descends only to feed on the rich flowing ground water beneath the soil.
What is the forest, the mountain, and the climber?

6. What must touch you before you can see it?

7. A wounded bird leaves a trail of blood as it stumbles over a barren white field.
(It's an object)

8. What attacks the mind in defense of the flesh, that which the living learned first to dread. For it only attacks those that still draw breath, it's purpose to keep them from joining the dead.

9. By the cover of darkness, a sinister cult of cattle thieves and cut-throats gathers together for midnight mass. Armed to the teeth, they greedily drink the blood of the lamb. Together they recite an ancient chorus to resurrect the lord of night. At the sound of their hymn, he rises again, adorned in silver light.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2022 08:31 am
I believe #2 is a dream or dreams
Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2022 03:14 pm
@jespah,
No, but good guess. You can sometimes remember dreams. Prophecies could be compared to dreams, but the answer to this riddle is something that all prophecies "are of"or allude to. Most people in history have dreamed and have, to that extent, been in the presense of dreams.
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steve reid
 
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Reply Sat 24 Sep, 2022 11:01 pm
@Gollumscave,
Could #8 be Fear
steve reid
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 12:51 am
@Gollumscave,
#2 the Future
#6 Truth
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 01:26 am
@Gollumscave,
5 - the forest is hair, the mountain is a person's head, and the climbers are head lice.
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 01:35 am
@Gollumscave,
3 - a tree
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 01:39 am
@Gollumscave,
6 - Braille writing
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 02:21 am
@Gollumscave,
9 - A pack of wolves howling at the moon.
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 03:55 am
@Gollumscave,
7 - a pen
steve reid
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 06:01 am
@Gollumscave,
#4 a Golf Club Bag
Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:01 am
@steve reid,
No but it's a very good guess. "That which the living learned first to dread."... here dread is synonymous with fear, so the answer is something which the living fear, not fear itself in this case.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:06 am
@cherrie,
cherrie wrote:

6 - Braille writing


Scratch that answer, I read the clue wrong.
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Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:06 am
@steve reid,
#2 is the future, you are correct! Well done, no one has guessed the answer to that one yet.
#6 is not truth, I'm sorry. Good guess, but the answer is actually more simple than that. I mean "see" literally here, not "see" as in "know".
Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:07 am
@cherrie,
Correct! Well done!
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Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:09 am
@cherrie,
Correct! #3 is a tree
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:09 am
@Gollumscave,
Is 6 lightswitch?
Bubbles66
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:10 am
@Gollumscave,
4. A Range Rover?
Gollumscave
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:11 am
@cherrie,
You're killing it! Correct, #9 is a pack of wolves howling at the moon!
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2022 07:12 am
Is 8 pain?
 

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