As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone or fowl.
The sun bakes them,
The hand breaks them,
The foot treads on them,
And the mouth tastes them.
What are they?
A precious stone, as clear as diamond.
Seek it out whilst the sun's near the horizon.
Though you can walk on water with its power,
Try to keep it, and it'll vanish within an hour.
I soar without wings, I see without eyes. I've traveled the universe to and fro. I've conquered the world, yet I've never been anywhere but home. Who am I?
I love to move around,
But usually not on the ground.
I'm quite strung out when way up high.
I like to sail, but I need to stay dry.
I need air, but not to breathe.
A helpful hand is all I need.
What am I?
Iron roof, glass walls Burns and burns And never falls.
Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble.
My tines are long. My tines are short. My tines end ere. My first report. What am I?
The rich men want it, the wise men know it, the poor all need it, the kind men show it.
Look at me. I can bring a smile to your face, A tear to your eye, Or even a thought to your mind. But, I can't be seen. What am I?
I look at you, you look at me I raise my right,you raise your left What is this object?
I work when I play and play when I work.
What is in seasons, seconds, centuries, and minutes, but not in decades, years, or days?
A prisoner is told:If you tell a lie we will hang you, if you tell the truth we will behead you.What can he say to save himself?
What goes up the hill and down the hill, And spite of all, yet standeth still?
What is that which belongs to you But others use it more than you do?
I have streets, but no pavement. I have cities, but no buildings. I have forests, yet no trees.I have rivers, yet no water.
The root tops the trunk on this backward thing, that grows in the winter and dies in the spring.
Popular riddles with answers have for many years been a nice pastime to enjoy with others of all ages. Who has never tried to figure out the answers to these puzzles? If you ask your parents and grandparents they will tell you that these activities have been passed down by word of mouth, from grandparents to their children and grandchildren, for many years. They never go out of style, and continue to be popular.
We have prepared a selection of classic riddles, to be enjoyed alone or with others. Playing in a group is always better, as it is exciting to discover who will be the first to come up with the correct answer, but it's also fun to tackle them alone. You can learn the riddles on your own and, when you are with others, share them with whomever you like, and show off your knowledge.
By means of descriptions ranging in length you will have to guess historical figures, or elements of daily use. Each of these famous riddles has only one correct answer. Sometimes you have to reason, and sometimes the answer is hidden in the question, so you'll have to read it carefully to keep from missing it.
Do you need a clue because you're a little stuck on a ancient riddle, and can't think of anything? If so, you can use the clue button. Then you can see if that's enough to come up with the right answer, or to get closer to it. When you have got your answer, use the Answer button to see if you were right.
Have we piqued your interest in learning to play? Are you ready to start the activity? Come on! Sit quietly, read the questions carefully, and see how smart and clever you are by answering these story riddles.
You will discover that, in addition to these short classic riddles, there are other sections of riddles too, arranged by level of difficulty, by length, and others organised by subject. Don't start with the most difficult ones. Start with the simplest ones, or the subject you know best, and with practice you will be able to solve all the ancient riddles. We recommend the math puzzles. Check them out!
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those listed here are the most popular riddles, but we encourage you to check out those other options later if you enjoyed giving the riddles a god, or discover other traditional activities, such as tongue twisters.